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Rural students go to school without teachers as remote communities struggle to find staff – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201889 Views

Shamattawa First Nation in northern Manitoba has half the teachers it needs

Sep 12, 2018

Children across Manitoba headed back to school last week, but many of their classrooms lack a certified teacher.

Remote and rural communities, many of them First Nations, have several job vacancies still posted at the start of this school year, leaving educational assistants to fill the void.

“I already have concerned parents calling, and they want their [children] to have a certified teacher in their classroom,” said Roy Miles, director of education in Shamattawa First Nation, a fly-in community about 750 km northeast of Winnipeg.

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