Not enough spent on education, say Albertans

The ATA News (February 27) front page article (February 27) on education spending contains a significant error in its opening paragraph.

When comparing figures from January 1996 to those of January 1995, it states:

"A poll conducted in January found 62 percent of Albertans say `not enough' is spent on education-a 10 percent increase over last year's poll findings."

If the figures are accurate (i.e. from 52 to 62 percent) the increase is not 10 percent but 19.23 percent.

Alternatively, the sentence could be edited to read "... a 10 percent difference over last year's poll findings."

In these politically sensitive times it is extremely important to be as clear as possible.

Ralph Grossi
Principal, St. Hubert School
Calgary