Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THI LETHSMDCE HERALD Mendey, 4, 1972 Inquiry zeroes in on B.C. education system CAMPBELL RIVER. B.C.; the school year (CP) A quasi-judicial appeal; hearing on the firing cf a secon- darv school principal In trus satisfac- small usnmg ana tovm on the east coast cf Van- couver Jslin-d has focused atten- tion on the educational system of British Columbia. The school principal is John Young, a 43-year-old self-prc- cIairD.ec educational radical and the controversial figure has corns to symboiiie icr most issive education m tne re's schools. Mr. Young, a 4S-year-oId New educationist in teaching, apcointec as srinciDai cf the local secondary school serei; years ago. and since that time. No one disputes his cniali- fications. He is a former ect-ca- ticn adviser to the government in Borneo the hcl-der of a master's degree in education from the University cf British Columbia and a fcr- post-graduate student at uie Sorocnns- The hearinis ordered E c u c a t i ilmister Eileen fired from his job by the local standards and mecnods s.t the CALLED UNCO-OPERATIVE The reasons for the firins suS being thrashed cut. the school beard claiming it because of Mr. Yctmg's "isco-CKjeraave an-d.. insufaordmate'7 manner cf deal- ins tse scn-oci c-oarc- i The school's accreditation I was removed because of Mr. Yoong's alleged failure to com- ply department adrnlnis- j trative regulations. most ro- i tably atte-dazce reports. I Under Mr- Voting's system, attendance at classes is noc cospuisory ar-d so records are kept on whether or not a stu- i cent attends classes. i Following the removal the school board caBed for Mr. Young's resigzatios. He re- i fused, opening a year-long series of battles betTreea him- self and the board, inch-ding another resignation demand and refusal, vhich culnHnated m his firing in. September cf this year. iiis dismissal f by a demoiiSrration on the opening day of classes at the school Several arrests made and one person has been sentenced lor his conmbiitiGn to tns COG- frontation, Accreditarion r-g? beei re- stc-red to the school, cut ilr. Young claims he vas fired only becalm of the accreditation is- sue arid not b'eca.iise cf nrs aJ- uncer ins system, stucents: permitted to cheese hcv; many courses they take i is a year. eisdpHne kept to s TT! T set by the tbem- anc attencan-ce "as "oi- Jocn -Laztot-. resents two compeccg ediica- tiocsl edncaiicG against the mocem, more numans esixiusec The long march the hearing began in 1371. tie department educa- tion removed the schcol's accre- ditation right, to graduate students their harms' to -write final ezsm- s pilosophy of education. Young has said tne- edccsnona! system the most backward system irnagi-' "3Iosi are fortresses.'; the kids srers't 'vlcst. cnmass are precry decent. I :ey live up to it." He spares so rhetoric in his; cocd'SninatiGn of school sdrnin- i istraiors and other officials. The B.C. .school system, has; obsessfcs i llr. Yocsg has said, and school i anc hideoGcnd schcols under local control, in-' stfesd of the provincial ectica-' Sen department. Schools must be given- '-free- corn from red be has said. Red Deer chamber head rejects lahor accusation SED BEER i'CP; The Red Beer Chamber of Commerce fi.gf. rejsctsd a charge the. Alberta Federation of Labor: that it strpportsd the city in opposing a per cent salary increase awarded to the ciTy's Sre fighters by sn srbirrsGon: board. Pat Hairy, chamber p-resi- dsnr. to- a stsse- ment made last Wednesday ey; j, i u-d. ;51CT-fc Mr. Henry said the chamber si so tiroe crincized the bst aboct the effect -such awards oc future nggotiaiions the dry. 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