Criticism around recent revamps in education 5/5 (1)

Students are getting less tests, being assigned less homework, and  as a result learning less in their K-12 education. Standardized testing has been scapegoated as the enemy and there have been extensive cuts in the curriculum content in our education system. In math class a lot of time is spent on reviewing last year’s material. Many students don’t feel challenged as they can move ahead without putting in much effort.  This leads to a  generation who is less knowledgeable and less able to cope with stress.

In her interview with NEWS Talk 770 – Global News, Mehrnaz Bassiri, founder and director of MyGradeBooster talks about various trends in Canadian education. You can find her interview at https://player.fm/series/calgary-today-with-angela-kokott-1247930/criticism-around-canadian-education

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mm About My Grade Booster

About MyGradeBoosterMyGradeBooster was founded by Mehrnaz Bassiri. Mehrnaz is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, and the Daily Zen and is the recipient of the 2014 Youth Entrepreneur Award sponsored by Futurpreneur Canada.

Mehrnaz graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Science and after spending four years in the biotech sector she decided to follow her passion for education. She and her team at MyGradeBooster use school subjects as a tool to teach K-12 students the key skills they need for their post-secondary education and employment.

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