Political price for education cut showdowns across B.C.

Jason Ellis, a UBC professor of education, was cited in a News 1130 article on education cuts across B.C.

“This is one of the things about BC education finance that is different than it used to be,” said Ellis. “When school trustees set the rates and raised the rates themselves, then they had to answer at the ballot box when taxes went up. But they no longer set the tax rates. The finances are in the government’s hands so they have to make those decisions and they may feel the fallout from them.”