Schools can’t solve ev­ery kid’s prob­lem

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

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

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