PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — – As we approach the beginning of a new school year, MP Wescot-Williams extends best wishes to all students, parents, teachers and staff for a productive, rewarding and enjoyable school year filled with many excellent opportunities.
She remains hopeful and dedicated to ensuring that our younger generation both in school on island and those abroad will be able to find employment that meet their desires. As far as the Democratic Party (DP) is concerned, there are still serious steps to be taken to provide our youngsters with that dream job, or sometimes even a job fitting their education at all.
MP Wescot-Williams stresses, amongst others, the need to providing technology to schools, life-long learning for all and continuously improving quality and access of education, particularly regarding opportunities for children with special educational needs and developing an early education curriculum for ages 0-4.
MP Wescot-Williams is aware that our education system needs attention and leadership that values this sector to place the needed finances into improving it. With an open and transparent government we can put the savings from placing projects on public bids such as with the current bid for a new general hospital towards much needed areas such as education, performing arts, etc.
Education is a fundamental right for everyone and is key to the future of our country. The only thing more expensive than investing in education is not investing in education. She hears the educators’ cries and listens to the needs of the students and is committed to working together to further develop our system.
The MP is very proud of what our education system accomplishes on a daily basis. “Our teachers are not only hard working and professional educational guides, often getting too little compliments for that, but more often also excel offering after school guidance for their pupils’ personal challenges.”
MP Wescot-Williams also encourages parents/guardians to be involved in their children’s school work. Parental involvement has a significant effect on their educational achievement. Most children have two main educators in their lives – their parents and their teachers, therefore always remember that you are a major influence in your child’s education and personal life.
“Children often learn with their eyes not their ears, so please remember to always set an example as they are watching your every move. As they say, collaboration, or team work, is one of the key cornerstones for 21st century education. Let’s start with giving our children the right example.”