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