During teachers’ strike, some older kids need help, too
The government’s proposal to start paying parents with children 13 years and younger to go to the daycare or for tutoring because of the teachers’ strike is not wise. If this strike continues this money should be granted to all students of all ages.
Older students in high school need support more than other students because the education is harder in high school.
And not many parents/guardians can provide help and guidance for their older children.
MLA Mike de Jong said “older children don’t require as much supervision and have online option to maintain their studies if the labor dispute takes more instructional time away.”
But not all students can maintain their education online and alone.
Many need help, not cause of disabilities but because of lack of concentration and attention towards online education.
There only two ways this could go well. First is if the government agrees to the demands of the teachers and second is if they provide help to parents of children of all ages, not just kids under 13.
Yahya Shah, Grade 10
LA Matheson Secondary