Friday, November 5, 2010

A Positive Step

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Woodcroft (Westmount) Public Library Terminal #II, Edmonton, Alberta

November Vth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I definitely applaud your consideration move of forcing kids to not be able to quit school until age XVII (17), up from the current XVI (16). It definitely is a step in the right direction towards increasing the possibility of those students at least completing Grade XI (11). If they are only one Grade instead of II Grades short, they will then more likely see the value in going hard & fast & be me more willing to go and finish off Grade XII (12).

By showing kids the light at the end of the educational tunnel, they will then more than likely want II increase their carrer opportunities by attending post-secondary institution(s). Ie: Grant MacEwan University (GMU), The Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology (NAIT), etc.



Source: The Edmonton Journal, Sarah O'Donnell.

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