Friday, October 25, 2013

Board Defends Its First Nations Teachings

A new report says Ontario schools don't do enough in teaching Aboriginal students about their culture.  But Sherri-Lynne Pharand of the Lakehead Public School Board suggests the study by People for Education may not have it right when it comes to the local board. She believes they go over and above what's required for Aboriginal students.  She adds however,  that there is always more work to be done. The study says half of elementary  schools surveyed and 40 per cent of high schools don't have First Nations opportunities.