Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island is calling on President of the PEI Teachers Federation Gilles Arsenault to push back against over 8 years of Liberal neglect and cuts to the education system on Prince Edward Island.
“It is completely unacceptable that under both the Ghiz and MacLauchlan government we now have lost 140 teachers”, stated Redmond. “It is time for the PEITF to stand up for teachers on PEI, and not to accept changes without consultations”, explained Redmond. During the election the NDP continually pointed out that we need teachers in the classroom, and the resources to make the teaching profession optimal.”
On June 17, Redmond pointed out that the $500,000 cuts to education would result in the lose of teachers to the province.