Special needs students falling by the wayside in BC

March 28, 2011

Increases in the number of special needs students and decreases in the number of special education teachers leave unions and parent groups worried that these students aren’t getting the qualified instruction they need. They point the finger at the BC government’s passing of Bill 28 in 2002, which removed funding for special needs services, and 2011/12 budget shortfalls for school districts across the province. The Vancouver School Board and Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid are not convinced there is a problem. Read the full story in The Tyee.