Education system needs more accountability
The current impasse with our provincially fifth- ranked teachers union and the Nova Scotia government is not the real problem.
The real cause is Nova Scotia voters haven’t discovered there is no accountability for student and teacher outcomes in their poorly ranked public school education system.
Shouldn’t the province be basing their discussions over pay and tenure on the tested outcomes of students in each grade, which successive premiers have failed to do for at least 20 years?
However, voters can’t correct the past. But young and especially older voters can ensure there will be pools of young people living in the province who have the self-interest to continue learning wider ranges of higher tech knowledge and skills personally. Not just in school but throughout their working lives.
This is the change that will continually create and maintain a wider range of better-paid work throughout our province, which can become one of the best places to live in their world.
Jim Peers Sydney