Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
April XXVIIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
While I agree the Calgary Public School Board has the right II cut alternate languages as compulsory courses, what they did yesterday was a step backward. Of course students with auditory & cognitive troubles should be excluded, but mandatory Francais classes from Grades VI to IX give students a leg up in society. As do optional Francais classes from Grades IV to VI. Say they get inII the civil service or the armed forces, a second language is imperative in those careers.
Source: The Calgary Herald, Sean Myers.