A letter writer wonders why parents of students in crowded Surrey schools have voted for the current provincial government election after election.

Treated with indifference

Surrey voters' reward for supporting this B.C. government being taken for granted.

Geoff Dean’s recent letter (“Province has treated Surrey badly”) raises a serious question.

While children in other school districts in our province go to schools where there is room to spare, our children here in Surrey get to go to schools that are horribly overcrowded.

At Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary in Cloverdale, 2,100 students try to get an education in a school built to hold 1,400 or 1,500 maximum.

Similarly, at Earl Marriott Secondary, 2,000 students attend a school built for 1,500.

Both schools have been forced to implement shifts. There are two other high schools where similar situations exist and the trend is in the wrong direction all over the City of Surrey.

Amazingly, the parents of these students in Cloverdale and South Surrey have voted strongly in support of this government election after election. Their reward, it seems, is to be taken for granted.

Does anybody care about how this government treats these children?


W. Piket

White Rock

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