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Integrate non-traditionals with traditionals

Published:Saturday | January 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The initiative by the Reverend Ronald Thwaites to integrate high-profile schools with schools of a lesser standing is a move in the right direction. The indomitable culture of certain high-profile schools needs to be propagated to the non-traditional high schools that are doing poorly. This is a win-win situation.

The basic infrastructure of non-traditional high schools could be shared by the weaker schools, which sometimes have better supplies because of vibrant past students' associations.

The sharing of ideas will create the stimulus for remarkable and uplifting change. The idea needs to be embraced by all schools in the country, to create an educational system that is second to none.

While this is being pursued, other parties will benefit tremendously from these moments of unity in seminars. Teachers will know more about different areas of pursuits, because some students will feel they are part of a positive system. A viable work ethic will be embraced by the lesser schools and it will create the impetus to realise the dream of a generation.

I do hope the teachers from these non-traditional high schools do not feel in any way offended when they are being corrected from their misguided traditions.

PARIS TAYLOR

paristaylor82@hotmail.com

Greater Portmore