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ERIC Number: ED538559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-16
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
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Education Funding: Highest Needs Ever. A Brief to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
If our students are to be prepared for the demands of the 21st century, we must find ways to meet their educational needs. We have increasing numbers of students with special needs, in particular a dramatic increase in students identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2009-10 there were 2,548 more of these identified students than five years earlier. This increasing number of students with special needs means that we need smaller classes if we are to meet the legislated goal of no more than three students with special needs in a classroom. This paper urges the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to address: it is recommended that, at minimum, funding increases in the second decade of the 21st century restore educational services that were lost in the first decade of the 21st century. This paper's fundamental request is that the Committee recommends a revision to the education funding system so that the real costs are reflected in the real value of the funding for this next budget year. To support the case for this action, this paper shows the story in numbers. Number of students, 2000-01 to 2009-10 (Public only) is appended. (Contains 1 footnote.)
British Columbia Teachers' Federation. 100-550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2, Canada. Tel: 800-663-9163; Tel: 604-871-2283; Web site: http://www.bctf.ca
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada