Professional teacher : the FAE castigates the young liberals

News 7 August, 2017
  • Marc-André Gagnon

    Monday, 7 August 2017 15:45

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    The autonomous Federation of education (FAE) promises an end of term “particularly distressing” that the government Couillard if he ever returns to the before the establishment of a professional order, as will the young liberals this weekend.

    This would be “the equivalent of a declaration of war,” responded the president of the FAQ, Sylvain Mallette, recalling in the interview with our parliamentary Bureau that the teachers have the common characteristic of being “stubborn”.

    More importantly, believes Mr. Case, to re-open this debate would be for the prime minister, Philippe Couillard, to disavow publicly his minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, who has not included this proposal in its recent Policy of educational success, unveiled on the 21st of June.

    A few weeks earlier, the cabinet of the minister Proulx was also reported to the Newspaper that the creation of a professional order was “not the priority of the day” for the minister Proulx.

    A ” false debate “

    Since the failure of a first attempt in 1979, the idea of establishing a professional college teacher has repeated the headlines on several occasions. Notably in 1995, when the States general on education, and then in the early 2000s, when the province of Ontario has such a structure.

    In 2003, the Quebec liberal Party had made a formal proposal in his election platform. The Coalition avenir Québec in 2012.

    The unions are still opposed. Even today. “It is a false debate,” a debate is futile,” according to Mr. Case, which is seeking more autonomy for teachers in the choice of educational guidelines.

    Promote the profession

    At the turn of the young liberals be interested in it this time. In an interview with Radio-Canada, the president of the Commission-Jeunesse du PLQ, Jonathan Marleau, has intimated that such a professional association would enhance the role of the teacher.

    “It is important to talk about valorisation of the teaching profession, has commented on its side, the press attaché to the minister Proulx, Mary B. Deschamps. […] The minister will be present at the end of the week and will follow the exchanges of the Youth Commission.”

    The 35th annual Congress-Youth of the QLP will be held this weekend in Lennoxville, under the theme of education and higher education.

    “Where was the Youth Commission of the liberal Party when the government of Philippe Couillard has imposed cuts of 1.83 G$ which have private student resources or services?” asks now the president of the FAE, Sylvain Mallette.

    “It is heartbreaking to see the young liberals forced to recycle the ideas of the CAQ due to the poor track record of liberal education. They do not only lack of ambition, but also originality,” responded the president of the Commission of the future of the Coalition avenir Québec (CRCAQ), Samuel Lemire.