He certainly can’t any do worse than the last one
Mr. Ewasko brings much more experience to this role, having worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor for 17 years.
Unfortunately, he takes on this portfolio during public education’s most difficult time in recent memory. Students are returning to school as the omicron variant rages across Manitoba; teachers and school staff are crying out for help, but have thus far received very little.
I also hope MLA Ewasko’s experience growing up in the country will help him better understand issues facing rural students, particularly neurodivergent and disabled students.
For example, children who live outside Winnipeg’s perimeter highway (namely, outside city limits) have difficultly accessing supports and services. Some agencies offering supports for neurodivergent and disabled children only accept referrals for families living within the city of Winnipeg.
Good luck, sir…
I think you’ll need it.
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