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The Fraser Institute’s FSA-based “ranking” substantiates arguments that assessing a child in a way that does not seem relevant to their life and culture is meaningless
In its ham-fisted rush to issue its 2022 “ranking” of B.C.’s elementary schools using only the results of the Education Ministry’s controversial Foundations Skills Assessment, the Fraser Institute — a conservative public policy “think tank” — may have backed itself into an uncomfortable corner in this time of Orange Shirt Days and truth and reconciliation initiatives.
How so? Read on.
A 2021 ministry report on the performance of Aboriginal students in the public school system, entitled “How Are We Doing?,” counted 1,405 of B.C.’s K-7 schools as having 72,149 Indigenous students.
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