Canada Education; A Step Ahead?

By: Carson Schroeder, Chad Butz, Mitch Meurer

Canada, Yay or Nae?

*WHACK* goes Canadian students books as they end another successful day in school. Canadian schools have been towards the top of academic standards. Failure is not an option for Canadian students as their test scores do the talking. Canada approaches school much more seriously than the U.S., students are more prepared and ready for education. Teacher salaries are higher than those in other countries but they vary on where you are teaching, as some areas pay more. School days play a factor in Canada as they have about 190 days (10 more days than the U.S.) Students get more learning time than others. They rank high in national standards around the world, excelling in their performance.

Cost Per Student

In the Canadian school system, teachers make a good amount of money. The average teacher makes about $73,000 a year. Depending on what city the school system is, teachers make less or more money. For example, in Victoria teachers make around $50,000 a year. In Nunavut teachers make around $114,000 (Smith). These teachers make a higher salary than most teachers around the world.


School Days Per Year

The Canadian school system requires 190 days for all of Canada schools. However, there are only 180 days in Quebec (Education). Most schools begin classes after Labor Day and end in late June. The students have a two week vacation in December and a week vacation in February or March. The school days is six hours per day(Canada Schools). So Canada is average for days compared to other schools around the world.


Use of State or National Standards

In Canada the education systems are run by the provinces and there government. Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, thenby secondary education and post-secondary (Wikipedia). Education is required up to the age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, where the required age is 18, or as soon as a high school diploma has been achieved (Wikipedia). In some provinces early leaving agreements can be granted under certain circumstances at age 14 (blogsed).


The Truth

Overall, the numbers don't lie. Canada is advanced in what they do as students approach school much more seriously than in America. Students are more prepared and ready for education. In Canada they are scoring higher on major tests, getting a better future planned out for down the road, and excelling in their education experience. This is helping them rise above other students around the globe.

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