NSFHSA Strongly Against YNN Invasion
March 25, 1999
At their March Board of Directors' meeting, the Nova Scotia Federation
reaffirmed their position against the Youth News Network proposal. The
officially recognized voice of parents in the province of Nova Scotia is
appalled that we even have to debate this issue again in the Regional
School Boards of the province.
The idea of forcing our children to sit and watch 12 Omega minutes of the
YNN programming is unbelievable. Parents of NS want the schools of the
province teaching their children and youth, not trading their education
time for glitzy technology.
As President of the NSFHSA, Sandra Himmelman has written the Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Gaudet and sent a copy of her letter to all the education partners of the province. She has also directed a letter
to all the Chairperson of the Regional School Boards, including an
information package on the YNN Issue. She welcomes them to pass the
information on to all the School Board Members.
"I feel all the School Board Members in the province should be on top of the YNN issue. After Mr. Don Trider's comments this week, as
superintendent of the Halifax Regional School Board, I am sincerely
disappointed in his opinion and hope the other leaders in the education
system of Nova Scotia show the parents that they value students more
than technology funding."
We urge all parents of NS to speak out loudly at the Regional School
Board level. Write and call your school board members and let then know
how dangerous the YNN proposal will be to your children.
She also encourages the Minister of Education and Culture of NS to speak out loudly in a timely fashion, on behalf of the children, by saying No to YNN in Nova Scotia and allowing our boards to concentrate on
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