Any significant change always comes at a price

Re: Education changes will prove costly, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Nov. 29.

To the Editor,

Re: Education changes will prove costly, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Nov. 29.

Change always comes at a price.

The key for any of the proposed changes is to ensure that students are still taught the core competencies, which currently is progressing very poorly.

Students in both elementary and secondary schools in Nanaimo may have some idea of what they will do with their lives, but the reality is that for most of the students, those ideas will change several times as they mature.

They need a broad spectrum of education, especially from K-12, so that they can make wise choices for their future.

Before we make changes, the teachers need to get on board with that phase of education before they cater to what students want to learn.

Many times, we learn skills that are only useful for a short period of our lives. Does that make those skills meaningless?

J. Sharpe


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