Hundreds of students in Montreal stuck at home waiting for Quebec to approve English eligibility

For hundreds of students, the first day of school will have to wait. That's because they still don't have their English eligibility certificate. The English Montreal School Board's chair says Quebec's education ministry is to blame.

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Matt_MG
Matt_MG
95 · a month ago · Reddit

Je suis sûr que la discussion va être calme et raisonnable.

chrisvwd
chrisvwd
90 · a month ago · Reddit

Yup. I was at the school board yesterday asking where my kid’s’ certificates were and there were a steady stream of parents coming in asking the same thing. When the office opened Monday the guards said there were at least 40 families lined up at the door. The guard and the school board employee said the backlog is due to the Ministry of Education taking the summer off.

Archeob
Archeob
88 · a month ago · Reddit

Elisa Silva is from Brazil but has been staying with her aunt and uncle in Montreal with hopes of attending high school in Canada.

The 15-year-old was supposed to start school last Friday. She was enrolled at F.A.C.E., a specialty elementary and secondary school downtown.

She chose the school for its art program because she loves to paint.

But instead, she's sitting at her aunt and uncle's house with nothing to do.

"I don't know when I'm going to study. I don't know when my school is going to start," she said.

She is waiting for her English eligibility application to be approved. Quebec's French-language charter restricts who can attend public school in English to those with family who also attended school in English.

Why exactly would she even be eligible for english schooling in Québec? The article gives absolutely no justification or reasoning.

And I know several people from Brazil who studied at the university level in french in Québec, culturally Brazilians seem to usually integrate very well with francophones.

shollos
shollos
41 · a month ago · Reddit

Quelle surprise! Qui aurait pu deviner?!?! Vaut mieux que les étudiants ne vont pas à l'école, car l'anglais est clairement un danger 🙄

Bewaretheicespiders
Bewaretheicespiders
31 · a month ago · Reddit

Elisa Silva is from Brazil but has been staying with her aunt and uncle in Montreal with hopes of attending high school in Canada.

La commission scolaire anglophone est pas sensé être pour les immigrants, mais ses écoles sont remplies d'immigrants.

CestLucas
CestLucas
10 · a month ago · Reddit

Étant étranger du sud à Montréal je souhaiterais avoir l’opportunité d’aller apprendre le québécois à l’école publique lol, ils sont vraiment chanceux car j’ai dû aller sur Reddit et me forcer écouter à Mike Ward pis dater des québécois pour apprendre la langue, esti ;p

One_Cookie_4312
One_Cookie_4312
7 · a month ago · Reddit

I have a coworker who's 14 year old daughter got refused, she's going to have to stop working and homeschool her until they can move out of province. What a waste.

Maverey
Maverey
5 · a month ago · Reddit

My children started school and the diversity is remarkable. During recreation time you hear about 5 different languages.

LilEllieButton
LilEllieButton
5 · a month ago · Reddit

Humans should be free to choose the of their children and, as they get older, their own. As long as basics are met, everything should be acceptable. Homeschooling, private, public, gender limited, curriculum based, and LANGUAGE. This should be a human right. The Quebec Government doesn't believe in your own personal decisions.... #davos