Education system fails B.C.’s kids
To the Editor,
Re: District seeks input on calendar changes, Feb. 26
Maybe we could save money and invest it where it should go – our children, resources and support staff, if the school board spent the budget more wisely.
A mandated professional development day where everyone has to go and the discussion alludes to the eradication of education assistants in favour of a more ‘top heavy’ approach doesn’t resonate with me.
I am disheartened and weary of the education system. Compared to other provinces, our education system tends to fail our ‘average’ kids and focus on the few that have been designated high needs.
As you can probably tell, I see it as more than a one-dimensional issue. Give teachers and parents more say with major changes, such as the new designation of ‘specialists’ that were brought in, and perhaps I, and many other parents and staff wouldn’t feel so cynical of Nanaimo school district.