Education is not a priority, despite Prime Minister Francois Legault’s claims to the contrary. It is politically correct, but our education system continues to drift.
Bernard Drainville succeeded Jean-Francois Roberge, whose time as head of the Ministry of Education we don’t remember much of.
Entertaining Minister Roberge has tried more than once to make our life look rosy, but he is not gifted in the art of prestige. In some circles, he is also known as a liar.
The Auditor General’s report proved how much the network had deteriorated under his leadership without him raising the alarm.
Minister Drainville’s announcements after his appointment did not inspire much optimism about his ability to right the “education” ship.
Francois Legault presented himself as a good communicator, hoping to pay more attention to performances. Will Minister Drainville be as loyal as his predecessor?
Education in trouble
To CAQ’s credit, our educational networks have not started to deteriorate since he came to power.
In the past decades, all the political parties that have formed the government have blamed the decline of our education system. They invested less. Let them catch a three-speed education. More dramatically, they allowed the ministerial machinery to do as it pleased without the ministers actually assuming leadership.
It is true that while polling my friends in the academic world on the names of ministers who have won one after the other in the Liberals of Philippe Couillard, no name comes to mind.
At best, we retain the path of Michel Courchesne under Charest’s rule. She was indeed very concerned about the academic success initiated by Jacques Ménard, the CEO of the Bank of Montreal at the time.
It is known that the school buildings are dilapidated. We are yet to cross 50% compliance.
Three-speed education multiplies the left without attacking parties.
We have never had many teachers who are not legally qualified, despite getting a salary bonus in the last round of negotiations.
Social constructivism, so dear to the ministry officials, exacerbated learning difficulties.
About ten years after the reform came into effect, the deputy minister at the time admitted to me that he had no indicator of whether the situation had improved.
Bernard Drainville can run for a long time to get the data!
Moreover, his revolts over his political loyalties and the third link suggest that his political progress will take on a useful hue.
We have not seen him give us a clear vision of educational development since his appointment. We are not even given any indication that he will deal with the most sensitive issues.
A new education commentator is born, we are still waiting for a minister.