Comment 73699

By JasonAAllen (registered) - website | Posted February 03, 2012 at 15:50:52 in reply to Comment 73698

Unfortunately, because of discrepancies in how the Catholic and Public Board calculated their funding models - and those methods now being brought in line, folks over at the Catholic board are sharpening their axes in a big way. It's not going to be pretty.

I'm really torn on this, because my oldest son is in French Immersion, and benefitted from it in SK, however my younger son has Down Syndrome, and kids with special needs are already second (third?) class citizens in the public board (q.v. how quick the board was to axe Parkdale Collegiate). French immersion is a great program, and many kids benefit from it, but so many students with Special needs are languishing with colouring books at the back of their classroom in a failed lip-service to 'inclusion,' rather than being provided with meaningful educational opportunities that will enable them to take an active role in their community. Further cuts will only exacerbate this situation.

In a world of limited assets, I would rather see students with special needs get a slightly fairer shake. It's not like the French Immersion classes are being cut entirely.

Besides - if you think the budget tightening at the Public and Catholic boards is bad now - wait until February 18th.

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