Post-secondary should be free for Islanders: Redmond
NDP Leader Mike Redmond is calling on the P.E.I. government to work towards providing universal post-secondary education for all Island residents.
He says he believes there is no better time to implement a plan.
“A society must ensure that its children have access to education and health care,” he said.
“This is a right, not a privilege.” Redmond notes millions in post-secondary education supports are given by the province to the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College and College Acadie every year.
He says P.E.I. could be leader in education by ensuring all citizens have universal free access to post-secondary education.
“If we are serious about attracting young families to P.E.I. and improving our standard of living, then there is no greater investment in our communities and, most importantly, in our youth. Education is the key to a better future for our children and our province.”