ON ministries create growing “chasm” between high school, PSE

January 19, 2016

High schools and postsecondary schools are moving in opposite directions when it comes to curriculum and academic expectations, writes a contributor to the Hamilton Spectator, and this trend is creating a growing “chasm” that is swallowing up many of Ontario’s students. While the Ministry of Education is developing new accommodations and “safety nets” to minimize the impact of handing in late work or plagiarism, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities seems to be promoting zero-tolerance policies toward these types of behaviour. As the two ministries move in opposite directions, the author concludes, students are being left without proper preparation for the rigours of PSE and the job market that awaits beyond it. Hamilton Spectator