Manitoba Education Overhaul

Manitoba Education Overhaul

WINNIPEG - The Pallister government plans to replace most of Manitoba's elected school boards with an appointed education authority and volunteer community school councils.

The number of English-language school divisions will go from 37 to 15 but French divisions will stay the same.

Education minister Cliff Cullen says Bill 64, The Education Act, is aimed at cutting administrations costs and redirecting the money to classrooms.

Manitoba spends more on education than most provinces but our students are near the bottom in reading and math.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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