Premier Moe says more education dollars likely after Saskatchewan teachers rally

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REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says it’s likely the province is to provide millions of additional dollars for education after thousands rallied to protest underfunding.

Moe says the province is listening to concerns raised by teachers and parents about funding constraints they say have led to program cuts, fewer supports and teachers working on overdrive.

His comments come after the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation organized a rally of more than 3,000 people on Saturday to raise concerns over the lack of funding.

Moe says he and the education minister were not at the rally but have been meeting with school board officials.

The premier has not provided a timeline on when the additional dollars would be made available.

Opposition NDP Leader Carla Beck, who was at the rally, says teachers have long asked for additional funding and feel disrespected by the government's lack of action.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 1, 2023.

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