A Better Way Forward

Education

A solid education is a foundational building block for every Nova Scotian to succeed. As a parent, MLA, and now as a candidate for Premier, I have heard from parents and families as well as educators about what has been working and what needs improvements.

With this in mind, I’m pleased to share my vision on Education.

Working with Educators

As Premier, I will work with the NSTU on our common goal of improving the learning environment and ensuring our children have the best education we can provide.

Expanding Pre-Primary Hours Across Nova Scotia

The Pre-Primary program is something I believe in and have been extremely supportive of. Unfortunately, the hours are not meeting the needs of working parents.  I will address this by expanding the hours or providing funding to our private sector daycares to pick up the shortfall.  The workday for most of us does not end at 3:00pm. Therefore, we must match the program to what will work for parents, and through this action deliver more savings into the pocket of Nova Scotia families.

Enhancing the Breakfast Program

One of my favourite programs across government is the breakfast program.  Children cannot learn if they are hungry. We must ensure that every child will have access to breakfast and healthy snacks.  This will help our children and improve the atmosphere in the classroom.

Labi Kousoulis for Nova Scotia Liberal Party Leader.

A Better Way Forward compared to Iain Rankin and Randy Delorey.

Program and Curriculum

As Premier, I will work with government and stakeholders to bring forward the following program/curriculum initiatives:

  1. A collaborative review of the current Mi’kmaq and Indigenous curriculum, as well as an emphasis on teaching treaty rights.
  2. Additional resources to improve on anti-racism education. We will build on and support the work that NSTU and teachers are doing such as the recommendation to make use of literature like “This Book is Anti-Racist”.
  3. We will invest in an Outdoor Education Curriculum to promote health, wellness and inclusion. Additionally, investments in outdoor classrooms will improve the mental well being of our children.
  4. Bullying prevention will have an even greater emphasis.
  5. I have had meaningful discussions with the CSAP and as Premier would bring forward their education legislation in the Spring of 2021.
  6. A new emphasis on teaching important skills to students relevant to everyday life. This includes: managing mortgages and loans, interest payments, credit cards and debt, doing taxes, and other skills.
Working with Educators

As Premier, I will work with the NSTU on our common goal of improving the learning environment and ensuring our children have the best education we can provide.

Expanding Pre-Primary Hours Across Nova Scotia

The Pre-Primary program is something I believe in and have been extremely supportive of. Unfortunately, the hours are not meeting the needs of working parents.  I will address this by expanding the hours or providing funding to our private sector daycares to pick up the shortfall.  The workday for most of us does not end at 3:00pm. Therefore, we must match the program to what will work for parents, and through this action deliver more savings into the pocket of Nova Scotia families.

Enhancing the Breakfast Program

One of my favourite programs across government is the breakfast program.  Children cannot learn if they are hungry. We must ensure that every child will have access to breakfast and healthy snacks.  This will help our children and improve the atmosphere in the classroom.

Program and Curriculum

As Premier, I will work with government and stakeholders to bring forward the following program/curriculum initiatives:

  1. A collaborative review of the current Mi’kmaq and Indigenous curriculum, as well as an emphasis on teaching treaty rights.
  2. Additional resources to improve on anti-racism education. We will build on and support the work that NSTU and teachers are doing such as the recommendation to make use of literature like “This Book is Anti-Racist”.
  3. We will invest in an Outdoor Education Curriculum to promote health, wellness and inclusion. Additionally, investments in outdoor classrooms will improve the mental well being of our children.
  4. Bullying prevention will have an even greater emphasis.
  5. I have had meaningful discussions with the CSAP and as Premier would bring forward their education legislation in the Spring of 2021.
  6. A new emphasis on teaching important skills to students relevant to everyday life. This includes: managing mortgages and loans, interest payments, credit cards and debt, doing taxes, and other skills.
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