By forcing all Grade 9 students to take the same course, teachers must contend with a much broader range of student interests and abilities.
Provinces should allow parents to use government funding to enroll their children in schools of their choice.
As far as unions are concerned, more money is the solution to all things ailing public education.
In one variation of the proposal, the current 27 Montreal-area ridings would be reduced to 18.
Soon, the Wynne government will present its first budget since being re-elected with a majority last June. This will be a critical test, particularly with respect to the bond market and credit rating agencies.
It’s budget season again, with provincial governments across Canada delivering their annual budgets amid a backdrop of falling commodity prices and provincial deficits. And once again, a mythology surrounding education spending will likely influence spending choices from coast to coast.