Conflicting views on education from Sask NDP and SaskParty surveys

The provincial government says a survey done by nearly 9,000 students, parents and community members about what is needed to be successful in school has shown several things.

The survey says the most important thing to those who responded is having quality teachers and staff and a learning environment which is both comfortable and quiet.

Nearly 9,000 students, parents and community members had their say in a recent online survey about what students in the province need to be successful in school.

Students who responded to the survey identified the most important things to help them learn are quality teachers and staff and a comfortable, quiet learning environment. Students also said it is important to have a variety of program and elective options so they can work toward future goals and to study things they are interested in.

Many students who responded to the survey also said they believe hands on learning and interactive activities help them to learn at school. Non-student respondents also say that inclusion, diversity and acceptance are some of what is working well in our schools.

The results of the survey together with the feedback from engagement sessions that were held by education partners and school boards around the province will be used to build a framework outlining the key areas of focus in education over the next 10 years.

Meanwhile, the NDP released results of its education survey with education critic Carla Beck saying many believe the state of education in Saskatchewan is worse now than it was three years ago and that students simply aren’t getting the supports they need because of the government’s cuts and underfunding.


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