The proposal of the superior Council of Education to abolish the bulletin encrypted

Proposition du Conseil supérieur de l’Éducation d’abolir le bulletin chiffré

QUEBEC – The superior Council of education (CSE) recommends eliminating the bulletin encrypted current that is delivered to school children in Quebec and to their parents and not to the group’s average, the primary and possibly lower secondary.

These proposals, however, are not welcomed by the minister of Education and higher Education, Jean-François Roberge.

In its report, whose Duty it has obtained a copy, the agency explains that the phenomenon that he qualifies as a race to the notes discourages weak students and denies them access to limited enrollment programs and college and university. The SSC added that the notes also create anxiety.

Maryse Lassonde, president of the superior Council of education, said in the report that the average group does not learn strictly nothing to the student. Ms. Lassonde, who is said to have a training in neuropsychology, insists on the necessity of the pleasure of learning and the development of self-esteem.

The Board does not recommend the abolition of the bulletin, but suggests that the numerical scores, which allow too many comparisons, can for example take the form of ratings, charts, or even graphs. Maryse Lassonde noted that Ontario has eliminated the group averages in 2010.

The minister Roberge has, however, reacted Wednesday morning in an interview with Radio-Canada after having taken knowledge of the report of 94 pages of the higher Council of Education. He clearly said that he was not to eliminate the numerical scores and the percentages in the newsletters which help parents to understand, in his opinion.

The minister believes that the opinion of the Board may be useful to school teams.

The debate on the ballots encrypted is not new in Quebec. It has been almost 20 years, the prime minister Lucien Bouchard had expressed his preference for entries that are encrypted so that, at the time, bulletins of notes with letters were distributed. The minister of Education was then the current prime minister François Legault.

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