Class size matters

In response to recent public statements by Mr. George Abbott, BC Minister of Education:

In response to recent public statements by Mr. George Abbott, BC Minister of Education:

As a public school teacher for the last 35 years, I am very worried that our Minister of Education knows so little about teaching that he can state the number of students in a classroom doesn’t matter. He also has voiced the opinion recently that limiting the number of students with special needs in classes is discriminatory. These statements blatantly demonstrate Mr. Abbott’s ignorance of quality education today. One simply has to step into any classroom to see that class size does matter and so do the collective needs of all students in a class. I say to our Minister of Education, “Go back to school.”

 

Nadine Steele

Student Services Coordinator for School District #5, Elk Valley

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