Proposal by Véronique Hivon: open half-classes for students in difficulty

If the government persists in wanting to impose an extended holiday school break, PQ MP Véronique Hivon suggests that students in difficulty can continue to attend school in half-classes.

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“We are asking the government to allow schools to be kept open at a minimum to offer physical attendance to students who have recovery and remedial needs,” she insists.

In light of the feared failure rate, we cannot afford to reduce the teaching time for young Quebec schoolchildren in difficulty, according to the member for Joliette. Three to five times as many high school students do not get the passing grade compared to the same date last year, Le Journal revealed this morning.

“For these students, every day counts,” adds Véronique Hivon. It is really fundamental if we do not want to sacrifice these young people who have already had a lot of backlog ”.

The latter is worried that the pandemic is helping to widen the gap between children who have ease, and those who have difficulties.

According to the PQ, school teams should target young people who must continue classes in class during the extended school break, if the government goes ahead with this scenario.

Families who feel they cannot do without this precious learning time may also request access. The groups should be halved, which means that at most, one in two students could attend class.

François Legault and his Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, are due to announce their holiday plan at the end of the day on Thursday.

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