A group of Luseland School teachers were in Regina this past weekend as people from every corner of the province showed up to "make noise for public education" outside the Saskatchewan Legislative Building steps on Saturday.
According to the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Saturday’s Rally for Public Education drew a crowd of more than 3,500 people. The crowd in attendance was demanding the Government of Saskatchewan stop the cuts to education.
West Central Online asked Luseland School for comments regarding the rally, and received the following statement.
"The people in the picture are Molly Hagel, Michael Hagel, Chris Williamson, Catherine Hagel, and Carrie Diakow." it began, "Michael was already in Regina attending the STF's Annual Meeting of Council. Catherine, Molly, Chris, and Carrie drove up Friday night to Saskatoon, and Saturday morning to Regina."
It was a positive experience for the west central contingent.
"Everyone in our group had a great time and it was great to be part of the show of support for education in Saskatchewan. The energy and passion in the crowd was infectious. It was amazing to see so many parents, students, and teachers out to show their support for a well-funded education system in Saskatchewan."
The rally has been a big topic of discussion during the current week of sitting. Despite attempts from Premier Scott Moe to say they are listening to these concerns and are willing to step in financially, the STF themselves are not buying what Moe is selling.
"Despite Premier Moe’s claims that those who are demanding better for Saskatchewan schools “have been heard,” his comments and lack of action show the Saskatchewan government is still not listening to the demands and concerns of Saskatchewan residents." shared the STF in a Tuesday release.
You can find a full story recapping Saturday's rally below.