Quality Education in Quebec AT RISK
In the Montreal Gazette on August 28th you are quoted as saying “each time I see people protesting, I think about people not protesting. For one person protesting, there are probably hundreds of people not protesting.
There may not have been many protestors in St-Georges-de-Beauce but those protestors represent tens of thousands of people who support quality education for the Quebec youth.
We DO protest!
- Dramatic reduction in support and services to students with special needs.
- The increase in student teacher ratio.
- Removal of codes that identify students with special needs in the classroom.
- Increased work loads for teachers, staff and administration.
- Adjusting previously agreed upon pension plans.
What does this mean?
- Students with special needs will have even less support.
- Major increases in the number of students in classrooms, adding an average of 2-5 more students, possibly more...
- Research supports small class sizes for at risk students. They will be affected.
- Teachers already struggle to manage in inclusive environments - it will only get harder.
- Less jobs for young teachers.
Don't give up on public education.