Montreal schools offering Grade 12 as work-around due to Bill 96 caps in English CEGEPs
Now that Bill 96 is law, there will soon be caps on how many students are admitted to English CEGEPs. But some Montreal schools have found a work-around to offer an English education by starting Grade 12 programs so students don't have to attend CEGEP at all.
Great. Extremely private high schools offering 12-20k/year programs.
Can you even get in to a 12th grade program if you're not allowed to attend English public school (assuming it's public)?
Pays 15-20k yr to get an education, can’t even pass a French course
I don't really understand this nor am I impacted but I went to French school since I was young and then took additional English classes and pretty much did all my studies in French... I am proficient in both.
Does bill 96 prevent a student from taking additional English classes?
The cap on number of students in english CEFGEPs is for french-speaking students.
Well, what did people expect? If you use legal minutia in bad faith, antagonistic ways that limit people's abilities to make decisions for themselves to score cheap political points with your base, the opposition is going to resort to the same kind of technicalities and loopholes to fight back.
I wish all of this time, effort and money could be used to fix the real problems we have here, but I don't blame schools for fighting back against a government that obviously doesn't have their best interest at heart. One good turn deserves another.
What "problem" does this solve... having to take french courses?
The narratives we're given by some anglophones seem to be constantly changing.
"Canada is a BILINGUAL country."
"You can't FORCE me to learn a language."
"NOBODY wants to speak french to me so I can't learn it."
"You have to make french FUN."
"It's not REAL french anyway."
"French is a COLONIAL language.."
"French is a DYING language."
C'est une passerelle ultra marginale pour une minorité qui peut se le payer + 1 année d'université de plus.
Est-ce qu'on ne peut pas s'en crisser royalement? Il va avoir genre 100 personnes qui font ça par année. Tu scrap ta propre éducation en sautant le cégep.
Et en plus ça s'applique tu même au gens exclu du système anglophones par la loi 101 parce-que c'est les seules qui auront des réel difficultés avec l'épreuve de langue française quand leur 2 ans de cégep les a pas préparé à ça?