CPE letter in The Star
Much more to report than meets the eye
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Toronto Star Jan 15, 2008
re The real schools issue Letter, Jan. 13
While the media have been focusing on what Chris Glover calls "American-style solutions," a more thorough reading of the school safety report reveals that Julian Falconer turns his spotlight on the years of government underfunding. He specifically calls on government to "increase the benchmark costs for all components of the funding formula" and to "protect funding for programs to mitigate socio-economic factors affecting students."
It's unfortunate the media have mostly focused on quick fixes. The 1,100-page report surely deserves a more thorough examination.
Stephen Seaborn, Campaign for Public Education, Toronto