Poll 2: Have you ever participated in a tele-townhall before? Yes, no, or I'm not sure.
Caller from Deep River: My observation has been over the past several years that math skills are declining in students, correlates with current Discovery Math curriculum...
There's no context to these polls at all. Like, how much is enough? What are they doing now? Moderator reiterates that they are not scientific polls.
Again, no context. At an earlier age than what? If I think they should start learning about stem as newborns then my answer is yes.
Caller from Kingston: we have a responsibility to help students prepare for careers and what it means to be an active citizen.
(these #ygk callers are very good)
Caller from Belleville: a parent and teacher, EQAO should be changed. Instead of measuring test-taking skills, measure actual literacy and numeracy skills.
Caller from Kingston: we have a moral obligation to ensure financial literacy. Canadians have too much debt and poor financial practices...
(and I'm at my tweet thread limit, so I'll try to make another one)
Question 5: What steps could schools take to ban cellphone use in the classroom?
Caller from 1000 Islands: This is 21st century schooling and where society is going. Children need to be prepared and ready to use this technology responsibly.
Caller from Kingston: believes it is long overdue. He thinks a bill of rights would offer more streamlined responses to parent concerns.