English school system not under threat, Education minister says

Minister Yves Bolduc says the English school system is doing well, despite a recent report from the Education ministry.

Enrollment in the English system has dropped by a whopping 60% since 1972, says a report on the linguistic breakdown in the school system.

The number is compounded by the fact that 12 percent of children who could attend English school, don't. That's 13 thousand children.

"That's their decision," says the Education minister. He says the numbers should not be a cause for concern.

"We have a very good system in French and in English and I don't believe that there is a risk for the survival of the English school system."

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  1. LMAO posted on 09/04/2014 04:26 PM
    "We have a very good system in French and in English and I don't believe that there is a risk for the survival of the English school system."

    This from a man who believes that schools don't need new books. Sure sign he doesn't need the Anglophone vote anytime soon.
  2. William J. Massicotte Ph.D. posted on 09/15/2014 05:28 PM
    I fail to understand the obsession among English people to learn sufficient French to blend in. The likely fact is that these children, if they become university educated, will seek employment in the USA after being frustrated here. There has been an unofficial mandate among personal officers not to hire bilingual English Quebecers, but rather to hire bilingual French Quebecers. This has been part of the effort to edit the voting public for many decades, towards achieving a Yes vote. Although now out of date, the entrenched practice strongly remains. At issue is giving the english students a fighting chance when they compete against Americans for jobs. This will require supplementary English language skills being taught in English schools. When I briefly taught science students at McGill, I ended up sending them for supplementary writing instruction in English to improve their grades. The problem was excessive French Immersion resulting in a poor knowledge of English scientific terms. Take note parents: protect your child's working future.
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