EDMONTON, AB – Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann released the following statement in response to today’s joint statement by Alberta’s School Boards:
“Today, Alberta’s school boards took the courageous step of speaking out about the damage that has been done to our schools by this PC government.
“For five consecutive years the PCs have tried to hide their own fiscal incompetence by underfunding and cutting our education system, and passing the costs of education onto hard-working Alberta parents through ever increasing school fees.
“Hard-working Alberta families cannot trust the Prentice Conservatives to educate their children.
“Alberta Liberals propose to invest in education: hire more teachers, replace retiring teachers and reduce class sizes.
“We would also build the long promised schools that Albertans desperately need.
“It is time to deliver for Alberta families.”