New curriculum and Grade 13 cause of protests in Ontario school system

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Caballero Lacaye, May 16, 2002.

  1. Caballero Lacaye

    Caballero Lacaye New Member

    Dear old friends,

    Greetings to all!

    You can read about these protests in Ontario (mainly executed via Internet) here:{79E19D33-7EFA-4092-BEDA-B207BBEFD811}

    All these new requirements, concievably, extends to virtual schools in Ontario such as the Independent Learning Centre from the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. Read its Web-page here:

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

    Most cordially,

    Karlos Alberto "Caballero" Lacaye, who is returning from a long trip to Central America
    [email protected]
  2. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Hey Karlos, welcome back!

    You were gone so long that people were wondering what had become of you.
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Karlos, it's good to see you again old friend! As Bill mentioned, you've been missed around here.

    As for the 13th Grade, I'm reminded of the classic movie Spinal Tap, where Nigel Tufnel is talking about his amplifier.

    "But this goes to 11".

  4. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    As a resident of Canada's wealthiest province, Alberta, I have always wondered why Canada's most populous province, Ontario, took 13 years to do what everyone else in the world did in 12.

    I have met dozens of people from Ontario and outwardly they did not appear to be 12/13 as bright, although I had some concerns.

    The answer to high school being too hard to finish in 12 years is to fail a few courses and do it in 13.
  5. Kane

    Kane New Member


    If Alberta is the wealthiest it is because the business leaders were imported from Canada's main and greatest city...TORONTO!!!

    Actually under the old system a person could skip from Grade 11 Advanced to OAC, Essentially Grade 12 was optional for those who wanted to go to college instead of University.

    If Ontario left confederation which I hope it does, Westerners would be re-examining their prejudice anti-Ontario sentiments rather quickly.
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Welcome Back, Karlos!

    Rich Douglas
    Grade 20
  7. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    Welcome back, Br. Caballero! I was wondering where you'd been.

  8. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member


    It would be fun to discuss Canadian regional politics but the rest of the world may not understand.

    Anti-Ontario sentiment! Why would anyone even care enough about Ontario to be anti-Ontario?
  9. Kane

    Kane New Member

    Canada is a lost cause anyway

    It is not worth debating. Most Western Canadians are hicks, The French population wants to separate (They are truly the smart ones) and Ontario carries this worthless country and receives no respect.

    Hell I am moving to Britain, at least people are worth something there.
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Canada is a lost cause anyway

    Take off eh!

    We all know that Western Canada feeds the country and provides it's minerals. Ontario is carried on the backs of Western Canada. :)

    Now, someone from British Columbia once told me that anything east of British Columbia IS Eastern Canada.

  11. Kane

    Kane New Member


    Yadda! Yadda! Yadda! Western Canada does this and Western Canada does that...what a laugh.

    The BC economy is dying, Alberta is surviving because of their oil patches and if you have not noticed people from Saskatchewan are leaving the West in groves.

    However, I have no love for Ontario and Quebec either. But let's look at the Western Canadian educational system.

    Athabasca University and the BC Open Learning Agency overcharge grossly for their degrees. I believe it is well more then $15,000 to $20,000+ CDN for a lousy undergrad BA degree.

    Hell, my pending University of London law degree goes for between $4,000 and $5,000 CDN. The LLM is also affordable. That is a lot more then I can say for Western or Eastern Canadian schools.

    I plan to take off, Canada is a cess pool, at least Britain or New Zealand is a place I would be proud to call home
  12. Ranjit

    Ranjit New Member

    Re: Canada is a lost cause anyway

    I'm a Canadian (Torontonian, in fact), living in London, England right now. Canada (all of it together) and its people are DEFINITELY worth something.

    You think England is so great??? Look no further than its rail network (amongst other things, such as health care, housing, crime etc.) what other industrialized country experiences so many lost lives due to train crashes and derailments in such a short time frame?

    I'm not knocking the UK, I'm just trying to say:

    No doubt, Canada isn't perfect, but the grass isn't greener on the side.
  13. Kane

    Kane New Member

    Train wrecks???

    At least your stations have rail guards to prevent being pushed onto the tracks (so I have been told)

  14. Caballero Lacaye

    Caballero Lacaye New Member

    Nice to see you!

    Dear friends,

    Thank you kindly for your warm welcome. Believe me, it feels good to be greeted by nice people like you are.

    Yes, I have been having a low profile with the group due to some international trips. Additionally, I still need to prepare an upcoming trip within a couple of months (including a domestic one, maybe), so I will not be posting and informing at my fullest for some time, though I will try to do my best. Needless to say, my shortage in time also extends to studying, very unfortunately.

    I can see that this thread was moved to the off-topic section. Still, I found all articles very interesting, so I enjoyed reading them all. Keep it up!

    In closing, my best regards to all of you!

    Faithfully yours,

    Karlos Al "El Caballero" Lacaye
    [email protected]

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