Agree or Disagree: Alberta’s New School Curriculum will have a negative impact on students


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School.

Some love it.

Some hate it. .

However, we all know how important education is going forward.

There are many parents and educators that have been concerned about Alberta’s new school curriculum. They are concerned that the new discovery approach to school.

To help this conversation, I will add this link  from March 2014. It’s 10 questions about the new school curriculum. It discusses why there a need for change and why some are worried.

What do you think? Will Alberta’s New School Curriculum have a negative impact on students?

Agree or Disagree: Sabrina’s Law


Every once in a while, I get requests to do an Agree or Disagree. This is one of those times.

You may or may not have heard of the term Sabrina’s Law. For that, I would like to show you this video from CTV Edmonton.

Click here for video.

Here’s also a perspective from the person putting forth the request.

I don’t want my child to be segregated or different because of her allergy. Each school has a policy in Alberta, the standards are very loose and up to the individual school. So as a parent with a child it makes it difficult to trust or to investigate what is best for our child.
 
Children have died because of the lack of information. I don’t want to risk my child life, I also want her to be able to have a life.
I should note that we have zero allergies between myself and my husband. So all of this is like a new world.
I will also put forward this article for you to read.
Do you think Sabrina’s law can help children with severe allergies? Or, are there other options available?
I should note that we have zero allergies between myself and my husband. So all of this is like a new world.

Agree or Disagree-If you could, you would homeschool your children.


There has been some discussion about this on the Internet the last week or so.

 

It started with Matt Walsh. Yes, THAT Matt Walsh! The one of Matt Walsh Blog Fame! He wrote this piece on homeschooling that seemed to cause an uproar.

http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/04/25/behold-the-two-absolutely-worst-arguments-against-homeschooling/

Now, at some point I will speak to my actual opinion of Matt Walsh. Today is not that day.

Yes, he argues for homeschool. As you will also read, he argues that children that are home schooled are more successful than those in a regular school.

However, there are those who disagree with that. This is one example. http://mylifeandkids.com/10-reasons-why-i-will-not-homeschool-my-children/

As well, I’m sure you have an opinion. Perhaps you are a parent or a child that was involved with home schooling. Or, you decided not too.

Would you home school your children? 

Agree or Disagree: School Class sizes are too large.


Agree or Disagree: School Class sizes are to large.

Last week we had an education themed section of Agree or Disagree. Today, I wanted to add one more. And it is one that does impact in many different areas.

Yesterday, the enrolment numbers came out in the Public and the Catholic School Districts here in Calgary. The numbers are interesting particularly in the area of class size.

In the Public School System the CBE is predicting one teacher for every 18. 5 students.

In the Catholic School System, the prediction is one teacher for every 17 students.

It doesn’t seem to matter what area of schooling we are looking at, Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High, Senior High and even Post-Secondary the issues of class size has come up.

What do you think? Are class sizes to big?