Dear Division 16,
Great work on your reflections homework on Monday! I’m super excited to continue to hear from you on today’s assignment.
Today’s reflection is about school fees.
In Vancouver, families of elementary school students are asked to contribute $25 towards school supplies, while in other districts, students are given a list of materials for families to purchase in the summer.
This article talks about the right of all Canadians to a free public education system. Please read the article below.
If you are interested in learning more about school fees across Canada, there is an interesting but not very scientific study published here:
In full sentences, please answer ONE or both of the following questions
- Do you agree with John Young that families should not pay school fees? Why or why not?
- If fundraising and fees were not an option, what could school districts to do ensure that student programming was supported?
I look forward to your responses,