Overall, Canada ranks third among its international peers and scores a “B” grade on the Education and Skills report card. Canada’s strength is in delivering a high-quality education to people between the ages of 5 and 19 in core areas of reading, math, and science, schools deliver high quality education, most of the schools have all the necessary supplies for kids to learn new things, some even offer personalized note cards to their students. We can do better for our kids and that is what the Elwood child care centre praise.
Why are they so bored at school? Why are they lacking the patient to wait? Why do they get easily frustrated? Why do they have no real friends?
While that might be pushing the limits of reality a bit, I think in many cases it’s not. It is serious. We need to do something about it now and realize that change won’t happen overnight. It will take time. How long? Two years? Five years? Ten years? We didn’t get where we are overnight and we won’t solve it overnight. We need to believe that something can be done. We need to do something about it. And we need to start now. We owe it to our kids.
For the most part, children in Canada attend pre school and kindergarten for a year or two at the age of four or five by choice. School then becomes mandatory as of grade one, which tends to be at the age of six years old. Depending on the province, schools go up to either grade 11 or 12, generally until the age of 16 years old. When it comes to education, universities in Toronto include some of Canada’s highest-ranked. Indeed, the University of Toronto is Canada’s highest-ranked entrant in the QS World University Rankings 2019, at 28th in the world.