Education

Today in the House of Assembly, NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) asked government what has happened to their plan to establish an alternative school in St. John’s.

Kirby stated that during the last election the Conservatives said they would work with stakeholders to establish an alternative school in St. John's under the aegis of the Eastern School District.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) asked in the House of Assembly today about the future of an important resource for the province’s teachers.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

MR. KIRBY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) continues to point out the flaws in government's teacher allocation formula. He says the formula means schools cannot provide adequate resources for special needs education, for senior high classes, and for French Immersion programs, to name just a few problem areas.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, early childhood educators have said that the planned wage supplement increase for only Level II ECEs who operate child care centres is misguided.

Will the minister now commit to a more equitable solution for all ECEs?

 

Today in the House of Assembly NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) once again questioned the minister of education about the flawed teacher allocation formula.

 

The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, when schools are not provided with the numbers of teachers they need –

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

MR. KIRBY: – the students most in need of special attention suffer.

Teachers have told us –

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, on Friday the Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services announced a supplement increase –

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 

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