Vancouver: The Vancouver school board has proposed changes to the Inner City Program that was implemented 25 years ago. Under the program, additional staff, all day kindergartens, counselling and support workers, and even breakfast programs were conducted to support education needs of disadvantaged students.
But now the board wants to revise the old system and bring in three-tiered system to segregate the schools. The students at tier one school will get maximum benefits. The six schools identified with highest concentration of poverty are Sir William MacDonald, Lord Strathcona,
Grandview, Admiral Seymour, Britannia, and Thunderbird. But parents are angry with the proposal. They say that changing the system would mean taking away from one child.