Government funding needed for education

The government is telling us there isn’t any money for our schools, and this is a lie. They are choosing to spend money in other areas.

To the Editor,

The government is telling us there isn’t any money for our schools, and this is a lie. They are choosing to spend money in other areas.

There was plenty of money to fund the Olympics and recently there was support for a new $400-million hockey arena in Quebec City (but paid for, in part, by our B.C. taxes). Also, there always seems to be money for bombs and other things equally destructive.

How is it so easy to get money for these things, but when it comes to our schools, everyone cries broke?  How can decisions made in Ottawa that affect us in B.C. really be all that good for us?

We in Nanaimo need to become more organized to combat this madness. We’ve got to band together in support of things that we all agree are beneficial.

Schools are beneficial. It would be a real shame to tarnish our beautiful Vancouver Island University’s reputation. Let’s fight as a community to keep it together, and keep the education standards high.

In response to Catherine Zakara’s letter (Future of education is online learning, March 29), I disagree.

I don’t want my child to go to ‘Internet school’, I’d like him to go to a good university.

It’s time for us to turn off our computers more often and get back to a reality which involves interacting with other people, face to face.  There isn’t any substitute for that.

Valentina Cardinalli

Nanaimo

Nanaimo News Bulletin