Teachers disappointed by the minister of Education

News 6 February, 2018
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    The minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx

    Catherine Bouchard

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 08:27

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 08:27

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    Teachers in quebec are dissatisfied with the work of the minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx.

    A survey on the policy of educational achievement, conducted by the autonomous Federation of education (FAE), with 907 of its members, reveals that nearly 86% of respondents do not have confidence in the minister of Education to recognize specifically their professional autonomy.

    The members surveyed deplored in particular the fact that the minister Sébastien Proulx “reject” all proposals they have made to improve their daily teaching.

    “The teachers are unhappy with the lack of support and listening on the part of the minister of Education. In spite of their repeated requests and their proposals are coherent and credible, the teachers feel ignored by the minister Proulx. Because he does not listen to the teachers, Sébastien Proulx fails to ask the correct diagnoses. Therefore, it does not offer good remedies,” said Sylvain Mallette, president of the AWF, by means of a press release.

    In addition, the survey also reveals that nearly 50 % of respondents believe that the models of learning proposed by educational and vocational guidance, as well as sexuality education, are not good ways to ensure the transmission and acquisition of knowledge and skills related to these subjects.

    Also, almost 69% of the teachers disagree with the fact that the minister Proulx and school boards can prevent some students from attending the sixth year under the pretext that they want to reduce by 2030 the proportion of pupils entering at 13 years of age or more at the secondary level.

    The survey also revealed that more than 76% of teachers and teachers believe that it is necessary to prioritize the missions assigned to the public school.

    Finally, 58 % of the teachers believe that the minister has too much business in the education system.