NDP education plan includes full-day kindergarten
NDP candidates and supporters squeezed into a home in Saskatoon's Mount Royal neighbourhood as Dwain Lingenfelter laid out an education plan.
On Wednesday, the NDP leader made a kindergarten to Grade 12 education campaign announcement.
The plan includes full-day kindergarten across the province. Lingenfelter says it would cost $ 84 million over the next four years.
“Research shows the value of full-day kindergarten can be seen very quickly both in home in the child’s development and also literacy rates,” said Lingenfelter.
Lingenfelter also promises to hire back 350 educational assistants that he says were let go under the Saskatchewan Party government.
Other areas of the early education platform include more help for kids with learning disabilities and for children who are learning English for the first time.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Karin Yeske.