Comment 42396

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted June 23, 2010 at 21:25:21

Kiely writes ...

A strong, integrated (economically and racially), well funded and FREE public education system from kindergarten right through College and University. An almost complete overhaul to our education system to reflect the different ways kids learn and to remove the overwhelming emphasis on university education leading to white-collar jobs as being the acceptable norm and only measure of success.

I'm completely there with the problem of white-collar education being the new norm. But I don't understand a few other things.

How would an "economically and racially" integrated free public education system differ from the one we have (aside from the post-secondary part)? Would you bus kids from Ancaster to the North End and vice versa to keep the economic balance?

And what about racially equality? Would you make more Italian and Polish kids go to public schools? Would we ban sectarian schools altogether?

And as for accommodating the different ways kids learn, well ... you should talk to a few teachers. I know teachers in three public boards who are going nuts with the ever-broadening requirements for document, accommodating learning styles and disabilities. It's probably well intentioned, but the paper work and busy work and interference is appalling.

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-06-23 20:30:34

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