On February 17, 2015, the BC provincial budget will be announced. In the fall, the government asked for public consultation, and citizens indicated that education is their top priority. In their report, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services noted that evidence indicates current funding is insufficient to cover the operating costs of public education and recommended an increase. Citizens of BC are calling on Premier Clark to do the right thing and remedy the underspending on BC education, especially now, when the province is in a state of budgetary surplus. We cannot afford to continue to erode public education through underspending. Education is the bedrock on which we build our economy, our democracy, our social structures and community values. The more that public education is undermined, the greater the inequities in our society will become.