Friday, April 4, 2008

Globe and Mail--Plan to scrap early immersion faces probe

Excerpt from article in the Globe and Mail

From Friday's Globe and Mail
April 4, 2008 at 4:24 AM EDT

Warning that a generation of would-be bilingual students could be lost, New Brunswick's ombudsman announced yesterday that he will investigate the provincial government's decision to scrap its early French immersion program. Ombudsman Bernard Richard called on the government to postpone for a year its scheduled cancellation of the early immersion program, saying his office received an unprecedented 250 complaints.

"It would be fair for those parents and students who enrolled [already] to delay implementation," Mr. Richard told reporters at the legislature in Fredericton. "I really think it would be fair to those hundreds of students who've been enrolled in good faith in a program that existed." ...

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