We are doing our students a grave disservice.
Once again, the Ministry of Education has proposed some type of educational reform to address the fact that most students leave school with no certificate evidence of having regularly attended.
After a lot of reported consultations, an outline of an educational reform plan has been revealed – with much public relations fanfare. Tragically, we seem to be planning to go from bad to worse, as if that were even possible.
The fundamental problem with our educational system is that it is not designed for all of our students. It is principally designed for the 20% of students who happen to understand the taught information earlier than their classmates, whether through parental support or their own initiatives.
Instead of addressing this root cause, we have decided to create separate schools of excellence. This will simply give the 20% of early-learners more learning options, while continuing to disqualify the majority of our students from the main benefits of a secondary school education.Continue reading