Adult Basic Education (ABE) has been tuition-free in BC since 2007. On December 4th, 2014, the provincial government announced a plan to cut $6.9 million from Adult Basic Education programming in BC and removed the tuition-free ABE mandate. In response, the Canadian Federation of Students – BC (CFS-BC) has launched the Don’t Close the Doors on Adult Education campaign to stop this short-sighted plan, which will hurt our economy and fuel inequality.
The CFS-BC has been working tirelessly against cuts to public education in the province, launching earlier this year a Squash the Squeeze campaign, denouncing high tuition fees and declining financial aid for students. Please take a moment to visit their campaign website and send Premier Clark a message before it’s too late!