Commentary from Quebec, but mostly in English, and in federalish.
18 March 2010
"Pearson school board fighting for its future"
The Lester B. Pearson School Board is participating in a new campaign promoting the benefits of the English-language school system ...
[Marcus Tabachnick said in an interview] “Without our education system, we don’t have a community here. This is the last institution we can control on our own.”
While all school boards in Quebec have been affected by declining demographics, the English school boards have been particularly hard hit. And now the attempts to close the loophole in Bill 104 - which would put a stop to students attending a year of school in a private English school so they could then qualify for the English public system - could mean a loss of even more students in English schools ...