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The last thing rural communities need is a further silencing of their own voices in the decisions that impact their very foundations, like local public schools.

Comment: The education fields are frozen

So why is the provincial government sowing the seeds of reform now?

For everything there is a season and growing up in a small rural community, I recognize this is certainly the time of year when we take time to pause following months of hard work. The animals still need tending but the crop is in the bin. Winter has arrived. This past year has brought many

Comment: Keep education decisions local

A drive to centralize decision-making will not serve rural Manitoba well

Those who live in rural communities in Manitoba know how important it is to keep programming and services such as health care and education local. Bit by bit, core programming has been centralized and decisions made further away from those who depend on these vital services. But this is not so for education. And people