First Nations Education Act stirs controversy

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November 8, 2013 by realrenewal

“No legislation destined for the present Parliament is more important or more controversial than the First Nations Education Act…The act says a lot about what First Nations must do, but it says little about what the government must do to make this possible. The act makes no commitment to adequate funding; instead it states only that the formula for school funding will be determined by regulation. The act permits schools to offer a program in aboriginal language and culture, but does not commit the government to providing the resources to do so. The act allows for First Nation school boards, but does little to encourage them.” –  Read the full Globe and Mail commentary by JOHN RICHARDS AND MICHAEL MENDELSON online or download a stable printable copy

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