Statement from B.C. New Democrats on tentative education deal

VICTORIA- New Democrat Leader John Horgan and spokesperson for education Rob Fleming released the following statement on the tentative deal reached in the education dispute:

“News that a tentative agreement has been reached is great news for students, parents, teachers and everyone who stood with them during this education dispute. We’re pleased that our province’s kids will finally be back in classrooms where they belong after the longest province-wide shutdown of schools in B.C. history.

“Throughout this dispute families and teachers were united in asking for the necessary resources for classrooms that will improve public education. They stood up to a government who seemed more interested in provoking teachers than making schools better for kids.”