On Monday the 12h of September Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson made a city statement creating Adult Basic Education Day.
What is Adult Basic Education?
According to the BCFS Campaign website:
“Adult Basic Education (ABE) has been tuition-free in BC since 2007. The provincial government announced a massive $15.9 million funding cut from Adult Basic Education programming in BC and removed the tuition-free ABE mandate. This short-sighted plan will hurt our economy and fuel inequality.”
ABE is high school courses that are taken by students at higher education schools. These courses have a high proportion of returning mature students, Aboriginal people, and single parents compared to other programs. These programs have been free in the past, including when the BC Liberals took off the fees that used to exist.