Reporters should cover PD days

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Editor: Those of us who are not educators don’t know much about teachers’ PD days. Most think there are too many; many think there are not enough. Time to become educated on the issue, and there’s a way to do it: Our province is blessed with some highly competent journalists, particularly those employed by the CBC and the Guardian. The number of PD days and the relationship - if any - to the poor test scores of P.E.I. students is surely one of the more important and interesting news stories on the Island. So, here’s the proposal: Reporters assigned to cover every PD day within the P.E.I. school system over the next few months (or even permanently). Some would be small sessions; some large and not all could be covered at the same time but we would get the flavour of what subjects were being covered, the concerns expressed, ideas generated and whatever else is meant to come from these professional development days. Wouldn’t we all have a better idea of whether we’re on the right track? We’d at the very least have some idea of what we’re all talking about.

Don Wilson,


Organizations: CBC, P.E.I. school

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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