Education Minister asks elementary teachers union to backtrack on report card directive
Think of the children.
That's what the Education Minister is repeating to the president of the Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario, after word the union has instructed teachers to write the bare minimum on fall report cards.
Laurel Broten says she has called union head Sam Hammond to request he rescind his directive when it comes to fall report cards. As for how that conversation went, Broten took a long pause and with a stern face revealed they did not agree.
Broten also extended an invitation to meet with the president Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation Ken Coran.
She says writing the bare minimum on report cards will negatively impact the progress of students, since parents won't be able to tell how their kids are doing.
Broten points out teachers were the ones who wanted to put out the fall report progress cards in the first place.