Saturday, January 30, 2010
Transform And Roll Out Swap Switch Trade
January XXXth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I realize the logistics of this idea would not work in rural schools, but why not institute a policy in urban centres/townships whereby that kids from inner city schools switch places with the kids in their more modern counterparts for a week? The curriculum is the same, so why not make it so that the inner city children who go to more poorer, run down facility's see what life is like in a more up to date facility. So that they can see that as the adults of the future, the Province is giving them the greatest potential to learn, even in the facilty's they currently are in.
At the same time, kids from more modern schools attending the inner city facility's will see their value & the fact that its best Alberta Education keeps inner city schools in older neighborhoods open for family's that cannot afford to send their kids to the newer schools. As well as that the kids in the inner city school's should have just as much right to an equal level of education as their suburbanite counterparts.
David, it really of course is about semantics. At the Public School Board Meeting earlier this week, Trustees were talking about cutting back old schools or mothballing them all together, why? This makes no sense. Shuttle in the kids from other neighborhoods where there is a shortage of schools, hire new teachers, update the older facility's & put them to use again. Put them at as close to 100% occupancy as possible. If there are no funds to build new schools anyway, reinvest ithe old ones, place greater numbers of kids in them & increase the tax base immediately. Thus allowing for more funds to flow into Provincial coffers, then more funds can be allotted to the inner city kids so that they have an equal chance of learning & succeeding in life!
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