Provincial Government Intervenes in VSB Decision

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The B.C. government, not the Vancouver board of education, selected a school in Premier Gordon Campbell’s riding for special treatment under a $30-million project unveiled this month, the board chairman admitted Sunday. But Clarence Hansen said he supports the government’s choice, even though some parents are angry over what appears to be political favouritism.

No politics? Then explain this:

Hansen said General Gordon “isn’t the one we would have picked” for the pilot but added that parents earned that right through their aggressive lobbying and creative ideas.

That’s interesting, as it has been abundantly clear that Committee II did not support in any way shape or form the aggressive lobbying and creative ideas the Gordon parents were putting forth. If anything such creativity was going to slow down the Gordon project from ever getting approval.

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