Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh, dear

Why, oh why has Friday's grant release in Ontario not generated any significant news coverage? Every school board (save one) has seen its budget increase in an era when everyone is enraged at any publicly funded services' costs increasing and putting a greater strain on their wallets.
I shudder that no education reporter in the province has picked up on the release of these grants. Not even at the province's two largest newspapers have their education reporters (they each have more than one reporter assigned to the education beat) filed any stories on the grant release.
This concerns me deeply-- the education sector is almost 20 per cent of overall government spending in Ontario. Does it not deserve more coverage than this?