Dear Brian Mason, Minister Hancock and Premier Stelmach:
Albertans have sacrificed and worked hard over the past fifteen years to help eradicate our provincial debt. They did so because they knew that future payments on that debt would pose a risk to the quality of services the Alberta government provided in the future.
Now that Alberta is debt free and has gone through a significant boom, we expect that Alberta will have the highest quality public services in the country. We deserve it.
Reacting to plummeting energy prices by slashing funding will only jeopardize our future prosperity.
Our long term prosperity is dependent on developing creative and critical thinkers who are committed to working together to solve the problems of society. The only way to build that citizenry, is through a world class public education system, where students have the supports and opportunities to develop to their full potential.
Education funding cuts puts that future at risk! Now is the time to make the wise investments, the ones that will pay off for years to come. The future is so uncertain - we need to do everything possible to ensure that Alberta is ready for it.
As a concerned Albertan, I urge you not to cut funding for our schools.
If you care about the future of education in Alberta, and the future of Alberta in general. Take 5 minutes and send your own message at www.stopthecuts.ca