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Shared: SCDSB French immersion classes to be limited next school year


There will be new limits on French immersion programs in Simcoe County next year. Aileen Doyle explains. http://bit.ly/2oRhQdZ

SCDSB French immersion classes to be limited next school year

Beginning in September, there will be a limit on the number of French immersion classes offered at public schools in Simcoe County.

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  1. The country is supposedly Canadian and French….you can’t get a government job unless you can do both….I think the government and the school boards better step up and get their act together…..regardless if Mom was late applying.

  2. I’ve never heard of any limitations to French immersion until I moved up here. I’ve lived in many different cities in Ontario and this is the first one they didn’t accept everyone who wanted to be in the program.
    Interesting enough, a parent successfully sued their school board in Alberta because there wasn’t a French immersion school, and in this country we all have the right to be educated in either language.

    All it would take is a few parents speaking to a lawyer well versed in the education act and filing a class action suit.

    As an Acadian and proud French Canadian, my son has a right to be educated in both official languages.

  3. Language of Instruction

    under Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are guaranteed a French-language education for their children. (See Appendix E, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 23: Minority Language Educational Rights.)

    Right from the education act.

  4. Pulling both my kids out of french immersion thanks to the mass confusion and stupidity of the Hillcrest/portageview fiasco. EVERYTHING they told us when the program started was an obvious lie, I feel a lawsuit brewing deep down inside over this cock-up. They are not doing a thing in the best interest of the kids, simply the best interest of their pocket books, which would have been flush had they not been so arrogant as to try to sell Central for more then market value..

  5. You cannot get blood of from a stone. You can’t offer French Immersion classes if there aren’t enough qualified teachers to teach these classes! Why don’t parents understand this? I am a Core French teacher in the SMCDSB and I know that we do not even have close to enough qualified teachers to teach even core French let alone FI. If we do not have enough qualified applicants to teach the classes, how do the parents expect the classes to be offered and be happy with the education being provided to their children? Sure, the board could put any teacher into an FI class. That does not mean the children are receiving what the parents hoped for and expected. There simply are not enough qualified teachers to fill these positions and the board is making a responsible decision to cap the numbers in order to ensure these children are receiving a quality FI education program.

  6. I agree with Dawn Demers. You need qualified teachers for French. Many students don’t take French in high school and therefore when they become a qualified teacher it is not in French.

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