NDP Announces Creative Schools Act

Fredericton – NDP Leader Dominic Cardy announced his party’s education plan this morning. Cardy made the announcement at Park Street Elementary School in Fredericton.

“Our children deserve the best education system in the world,” Cardy said. “A new NDP would build just that.”

“An NDP government will introduce the Creative Schools Act to give teachers the freedom to create individual learning plans for every student. We will give teachers and parents the tools to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed.”

Cardy said his plan would be modeled on a system already in place at Park Street Elementary School in Fredericton.

The NDP’s education plans will also:

  • End the provincial no-fail policy that often sees children who need extra help promoted to the next grade instead of getting the help they need;
  • Develop a provincial anti-truancy initiative to ensure every student has the time-on-task to reach their full potential;
  • Increase the literacy rates in our schools to 90% by the end of our first mandate; and
  • Increase support for student-led efforts to reduce bullying and increase the number of guidance counsellors in middle schools.

“Our children deserve to have an education system that gives them the necessary skills and tools to succeed in the world that awaits them,” Cardy said.