octobre 2012

Proposal 25 : Make it no longer mandatory to take the course on religious ethics and cultures in public schools.

Make it no longer mandatory to take the course on religious ethics and cultures in public schools.

Private schools would be free to teach the religion of their choice on the condition that they also teach the other religions, beginning in high school.

Proposal 24 : Encourage bilingualism since grade 1.

Proposal 24 : Teach English (french for the anglophones) beginning in Grade 1 to encourage bilingualism.

Proposal 23 : Do away with the “fake degrees” given in the form of certain high school attestations and certificates.

Do away with the “fake degrees” given in the form of certain high school attestations and certificates.

Since 2008, with a view to “giving a chance” to high school dropouts, the Department of Education has created CPMTs (Certificat préparatoire au marché du travail – certificate of preparation for the labour market).

Proposal 20 : Make vocational and technical courses more attractive.

Make vocational and technical courses more attractive.

Vocational academic programs and CEGEP degrees offer job and wage prospects that are often just as interesting as those for university graduates.

Proposal 18 : Redefine the mandate of school boards and adjust the size of their bureaucracy accordingly.

Redefine the mandate of school boards and adjust the size of their bureaucracy accordingly.

Define their role and how they should fulfil it. The aim is to reduce educational spending and increase the quality of the training of graduating students.

Many have suggested doing away with school boards, but this suggestion is only one of several possible means to an end. Nor is this means excluded.

Proposal 17 : Oversee university administrative expenses.

Oversee university administrative expenses.

Notably limit severance pay for senior officials.

Give the auditor general a mandate to verify administrative expenses and new university projects.

Proposal 16 : Limit the number of years of eligibility for loans and bursaries.

Limit the number of years of eligibility for loans and bursaries.

The duration of assistance would correspond to the expected duration of the program.

Program changes would be at the student’s cost, except for the first term.

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