Bill 86, an Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards, is currently being debated in Quebec’s National Assembly. Migrant justice activists are raising the alarm, saying that the Bill will maintain discrimination in access to public schools, as undocumented migrant youth are still being denied the right to study for free in the province.
CKUT’s Rose Woolhouse talked to Steve Baird, a member of the Education Across Borders Collective. The Collective brings together those who believe that everyone should have access to free public schooling, regardless of immigration status. Steve Baird discusses the significant barriers to education faced by hundreds of children in Quebec and why Bill 86 needs to change.
To find out more about the work done by the Education Across Borders Collective, visit: http://collectifeducation.org/