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Canadian Education: Do We Learn Anything In Our School System Anymore?

Since 2000, I don’t understand how our Canadian education system is serving the younger generation; from the looks of it we’re failing the youth.

My first job was stocking shelves at a small dollar store located in the province of Manitoba. I kept a tape cutter in my pocket, to open all the sealed boxes that came in. During my shift, I opened boxes, took items out, and placed everything on the shelves in their appropriate place. My boss knew I used my time well, so he decided to place me on the seasonal aisle where items changed every month. I followed strict orders on time, and got my pay check for doing actual work.

Post 2000, I do not understand the process of how our Canadian education system is serving the younger generation. When I was in high school, we stayed in school from 9 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon. Now it seems that the students are let out of school by noon. In Canada, I don’t believe teachers are doing their jobs anymore. They are meant to educate students. I also believe Canadian education is failing us all, with a big fat D-. Canadian education is becoming a disgrace.

Young people are barely making it to grade 12, making it very hard for them to get a good paying job. When you don't have a good paying job in this country, you are pretty much screwed. When they get a chance at a high paying job, they have no clue what they are supposed to be doing. During their shift, they just stand there surfing the web on their cell phones leaving higher educated employees to deal with the problem which was not theirs to solve in the first place. In the end, when they do not know what they’re doing, they just walk out on the job.


When it comes to Canadian education, the young are very poorly educated. They rely on others too much, and do not understand how to live their life in a proper manner. The word communication should be taking out of the dictionary because no one simply communicates anymore. The new way to live is through speaking to each other thru the World Wide Web. The young generation would give up their life to have their cell phone in their hand.

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With all the new technology now, people only know eye contact with their gadget at hand and not what eye contact with another human being is.

Our new generation is leading us downhill. Soon enough, the older generation is going to fall and not be able to get back up. It is as if the younger generation has placed the older generation in a wide spread tornado full of all the problems we face, and until we solve all of these problems that the young generation have been given, we will not be able to escape this natural disaster.

Many things have to be changed. We all have to step back into the past and remember how things were done in previous eras. We did not need to rely on technology for everything. We solved problems by using our actual brains. Canadian education was much better. We learned skills that we needed to use in real life. We communicated face to face, and we all did what had to be done, meaning that we did our job.

Too many of our young people take a small problem and make it into a gigantic one. If we do not take control today, we are going to be relying on people who give up on a crisis in seconds. The Government of Canada made a promise, to make a change to this country. They should stick to their word. If not, we will be in this aggressive tornado for decades to come.

Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada and now residing in Calgary, Alberta. McIntosh recently found her ancestry. Her goal is to pursue a future with writing and hopes to open some closed eyes and minds.