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Burnaby teachers' town hall to highlight cost of education

Burnaby teachers and school support staff are hosting a town hall meeting at the end of the month in an effort to raise public awareness about the rising costs of education. The Jan. 26 gathering  runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schou Education Centre, 4041 Canada Way.

Burnaby Teachers' Association president Richard Storch said the government is misleading people when it comes to how much funding is going into education.

"We're concerned the public is getting a message that's not actually the reality," he said, noting funding levels for education may be at an all-time high, but risings costs are outstripping the amount of dollars going into the system.

Storch said the main issues for teachers and support staff are class size, composition and funding for students with special needs.

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