To the editor:
Re: "Summer school attendance figures on the rise," July 11.
At a time when schools in Vancouver are struggling to meet students' and teachers' basic needs, it bothers me that high school students have free access to re-take courses to "seek to achieve a better mark than they
did the first time around." While there is a legitimate need for struggling students to have free access to remedial support, the ministry should fight for a reversal on the ruling that forces this complementary (yet extremely costly) indulgence of the "high achievers."
Margot Jagger, Vancouver