CoR Party's education policy

The Ontario education system urgently requires review and updating.  Ontario CoR Party believes that the education system must be built upon the traditional approach that produced high standards in the past.  This approach can only be developed by greatly enhancing and improving communication between education professionals, industry and parents in order to adequately meet the needs of both student and society.  Today, Canadian students do not achieve the standards needed to keep our industry competitive. This is due to the fact that the Ontario's school system lays emphasis, in the child's early years, on a basic academic curriculum, and during later school years, more emphasis is laid on a complex, complicated and an elaborate academic curriculum which suffocates children's creative and innovative energy by leaving out all industrial and technical training and forces them to drop out of school in grade nine.  CoR Party believes that the School system should be able to instill skilled trades training in a child from the very beginning.  Mock toy tools and the latest toy tool gadgets and kits make this training from a very early age very practical and possible in today's age.  Instruction of skilled trades from an early age unleashes the creative and innovative potential of a child which further helps to strengthen the core development and confidence skills needed to enter the competitive workforce in a highly commercialized and industrialized global economy and the globalized international markets.  In the face of the 21st century Asian Industrial Revolution, the Ontario school system should consider hiring Industry expertise in order to diversify the Ontario students education into academic, industrial and technical from the very beginning to keep the Ontario commerce and industry from lagging behind on an international level.  As it exists now, technical and skill trades training in the school system is given in bits and pieces and the student is expected to put the puzzle of these bits and pieces together in the college.  An Ontario student spends approxiamately 14 years of his or her life at the school starting from junior kindergarten to grade 12, but instead of becoming a confident individual ready to take over the world, the Ontario high school graduate stands at the gates of grade 12 almost abandoned and lost, unable to read or write and with no skilled trades education whatsoever.  The Ontario CoR Party believes that the present school system has failed our children by not having systematically introduced skilled trades training from the very beginning, which has also led to Ontario lagging behind in industry and manufacturing due to lack of skilled trades expertise.  Only, the introduction of skilled trades into the school system, and its instruction from a very early age of the students will increase their interest towards aquiring specialized  skills and technical training in later years.  This will ensure that the Ontario children's precious time during the school years is not wasted by following unnecessary and useless highly pressurizing academic curriculum which forces most of them to drop out of high school. The CoR Party believes that education should be made more straight-forward and practical for Ontario students by being trained academically, technically and industrially.  The government and the vast education bureaucracy, just like the healthcare, have wasted and misallocated billions of essential education dollars making education decisions based on politics rather than the actual needs of the children of Ontario.  Lack of transparency and accountability has ensured that the control of program and service delivery remains in the hands of the deeply entreched bureaucrats who then outsource these contracts to favoured agents, lobbyists and consultants, thereby playing politics with children's future.  The Ontario CoR Party believes that for accountibility and transparency purposes it is essential that the education decision-making authority and the education policy mandate be placed directly into the hands of the parents, teachers and the elected representatives of the students.