Schools can’t solve every kid’s problem
The Guardian shows a photo of members of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown presenting a cheque to Tracy Ellsworth, principal of St. Jean Elementary School, which supports the school’s breakfast program.
The purpose of schools is to teach students not feed them but at times kids are sent to school hungry by poor parents who are broke or just don’t care.
We cannot expect teachers to meet every need of students but they are trying to so they have limited classroom time to teach so they cannot do a firstclass job.
The province needs to see that students arrive at school ready to learn so much more support is needed for families with disabled kids and those with drug or hunger problems.
These problems need to be addressed before they go to school not while they are in school.
Schools are trying to be the solution to every problem and the result is a failed school system. David Steeves, Charlottetown