FINALLY, a government appears to understand something about what a young child needs when he or she goes to school.
It’s not just about smaller classes and adequate teaching resources.
$5 million a year won’t break the bank, but will help build dozens of new playgrounds every year.
Here in BC, with our years of declining or flat enrolment, the province hasn’t been building new schools, but it hasn’t been doing a lot to spruce up the schools it has either, and that includes play spaces for young students.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.