Nunavut students say ‘there’s a gap’ between territory’s school standards and rest of Canada


Students from Nunavut say schools in the territory have a lower standard of education than schools in other parts of Canada, and that’s “unfair.”

  • ontario john

    Gee, you don’t think it has to do with the fact that they live out in the middle of F#@ing no where.

    • Clausewitz

      My first thought was, “Well duh!!”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The horse needs to want to drink the water.

  • tom_billesley

    ref: “IQ and the Wealth of Nations” Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen.
    Inuit or Eskimos (IQ 91), Native American Indians (IQ 87)
    Silk purse deficit.

    • Tom Forsythe
    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I think Inuit people have higher IQ because they needed to adapt to their environment.
      Equatorial people didn’t have the same pressure.
      And the sweet spot intersection of environmental pressure and opportunity happened in Europe.

      • shasta

        “sweet spot intersection of environmental pressure and opportunity happened in Europe.”

        How does your hypothesis account for the higher IQs of Asians?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Potatoes versus rice.
          Rice is harder to grow.

  • ntt1

    All the more argument for. High speed internet and the possibilities of online education
    Rural schools are always going to struggle to keep up .
    Indian reserves have the added plague of endemic corruption as well

    • Clausewitz

      The money for education most likely goes into the reserve’s “General Account fund”. From there who knows where it goes since Junior killed the transparency bill for Native funding.

      • ntt1

        we have a reserve right here in town and as anybody in BC knows its hard enough to get proper education funding for Canadian schools yet the reserve wants a highest quality parallel school system on reserve for their 30 kids . 30 kids who are now being bussed to school just like all the other rural kids but the native kids get priority pick up and drop off which adds 1/2-3/4 hour to all the other kids travel time.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Is it unreasonable to ask why their ancestors moved to the Arctic in the first place?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s more reasonable to ask why they never left.

  • Gary

    It’s worse if she moves to Toronto because the Immigrants and refugees have forced the Teachers to give Passing marks to everyone which now means that the High Schools give out a Fake Diploma where non-white kids on average go into Society and function at a Grade 8 level when the normal skills to get a job is Grade 12 .

  • Millie_Woods

    There’s a gap in the taxes they pay too. I bet they don’t consider that unfair.

  • canminuteman

    I have a family member who is a teacher in a village on the Beaufort Sea. From what I understand “a lack of resources” is not the reason that their education sucks.