Education

NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says AES Minister Joan Shea must reconsider planned cuts that will see dozens of college and university students scrambling for work experience. The cuts affect Memorial University Education students, as well as university and college students who complete work terms as part of their educational requirements.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it is time for the education minister to take responsibility for cuts to schools and the province’s unreasonable school busing policy.

 

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

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Education likes to try and hide behind the autonomy of elected schools trustees when he is closing schools, but the minister tramples on that same autonomy when it suits his purposes.

 

NDP MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) says students at a school in his district slated for closure will suffer as a result of government inattention. Students from L’Anse aux Meadows face extraordinarily long bus rides in September as a result of a five-year-old decision to close Bayview Collegiate.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for The Straits – White Bay North.

 
NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) brought one family’s plea for education to the House of Assembly today. A young Mount Pearl man, who struggles with several conditions, was attending the District School in St. John’s. On the advice of staff there, he transferred to the T.I. Murphy Learning Centre.

 

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

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is encouraging everyone across Newfoundland and Labrador to observe Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week this week.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it is quite ironic for education minister to proclaim the month of February as Inclusive Education Month when many families of children with disabilities still fight daily battles for their children’s educational rights.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is calling on the Minister of Education to release government’s cost estimates for a full-day kindergarten program which have been classified as a cabinet secret in order to keep the cost estimates hidden.

 

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