Toronto Catholic school parents want board to drop mandatory language classes

Parents at four Toronto Catholic schools are calling on the board to drop mandatory language classes, arguing they're arbitrary, expensive and distract from the core curriculum that the province has insisted schools follow.

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A6er
A6er
16 · 5 days ago · Reddit

"I think it might not be the greatest use of time or resources; the time of our kids, or the financial resources of the board,"

Catholic school in a nutshell.

Asher Wolfe
Asher Wolfe
8 · 5 days ago · Twitter

We could solve this by getting rid of catholic schools.

torgar
torgar
8 · 5 days ago · Twitter

I call on the government to stop the funding of a religious based public education. Outdated and out of touch.

Pat Hickey
Pat Hickey
6 · 5 days ago · Twitter

Why is the government wasting billions on two separate school systems?

HarryGoldstein
HarryGoldstein
6 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Lmao I never even knew this is a thing, this is hilarious.

"Parent Deanna Wu questions whether her daughter is getting any real, lasting benefit from the mandatory international languages program she takes."

The answer is no Deanna, the answer is no.

tania
tania
5 · 5 days ago · Twitter

How about the get rid of mandatory catholic religion classes? That seems like a better solution.

realityologist
realityologist
5 · 5 days ago · Reddit

This is a sad story about how the underfunding of education makes it a necessity to cancel programs rather than give students the resources they deserve.