New schools questioned

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November 22, 2013 by realrenewal

Brigette Zerr, a parent at Regina’s newly built Douglas Park School, questioned the wisdom of new school builds at a Save Our Connaught event on Nov. 14. She reported that parent input was ignored, resulting in a building that – although perhaps a hit in the design theory world – hampers her children’s learning. Problems that didn’t exist in their old school building, such as excessive noise, overly large class sizes and the distractions of open architecture, are now a challenge for students. When you take away the walls, there’s no limit to class size, and Brigette’s son is now struggling in a class of 50 students.

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