“I contribute” for education: Minister Jean-François Roberge open

The Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, is open to setting up a “I contribute” platform for the education network, similar to that set up for the health network this spring, as requested by PQ member Véronique Hivon.

“I do not want to exclude it out of hand, it is a proposal that deserves to be studied,” said Minister Roberge. We are looking at how it could apply. ”

At the Quebec Federation of Educational Institutions, it is considered a “very good idea”, since there are “glaring needs in all positions in education”, says its president. , Nicolas Prévost.

According to the FQDE, around 500 part-time educator positions are still vacant in schools across the province.

However, supervision and training should be provided for volunteers who would like to come and help the school network, underlines Mr. Prévost.

Josée Scalabrini, president of the Federation of Education Unions, also considers that this avenue deserves to be seriously considered. “You have to watch it,” she says.

People could be called in to help disinfect schools so that teachers can devote more time to struggling students, she says.

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