Better Education

We'll invest in education, hire teachers and EAs, and start a school nutrition program.

A Manitoba NDP Government will:

  • Invest in K-12 Education:

    • Give K-12 schools stable, predictable funding to set kids up for success.
    • Implement a universal school nutrition program to every school so every child can focus on learning.
    • Work with school divisions to meet the needs of students in every community. 
    • Hire more teachers and EAs to help kids with additional needs.
    • Reduce class sizes for the youngest learners so kids get more one-on-one attention.
    • Work with educators, families and communities to strengthen the K-12 curriculum with a specific focus on math and reading
    • Restore the Assistant Deputy Minister Position for French Education and support French language education by recruiting more French-language teachers and working with the francophone community.
    • Create an Assistant Deputy Minister position for Indigenous Excellence and establish more Indigenous language programs in schools
    • Increase STEM programming at high schools across the province in coordination with post-secondary institutions so Manitobans are ready for the jobs of tomorrow
    • Bring in new P3 accountability legislation to protect schools and keep private business interests out of our classrooms.
    • Listen to the local voices of rural communities and families and work with parents and educators to help rural students succeed
  • Support Post-Secondary Students:

    • Repeal the Advanced Education Administration Amendment Act (Bill 33) and increase funding to Research Manitoba
    • Provide more grants and student aid for post-secondary students
    • Restore health coverage for international post-secondary students
    • Reverse Pallister's cuts to French language education at the Universite de St Boniface.
    • Increase the number of co-op placements and paid apprenticeships