Vancouver School Optimization
Vancouver has undergone extreme population growth in the last 20 years. Many city services have struggled to keep up with this increase in demand. The Vancouver school system is a prime example of this struggle. Many of the existing schools are showing clear signs of ageing and were not built with today’s needs in mind. This is particularly apparent in the higher density, and typically lower-income, areas of the city. The number of students per classroom has increased, especially in these areas. Larger class sizes have been linked to decreased academic performance, which is further compounded among economically disadvantaged students. Structural changes to the Vancouver school system must be made in order to provide all students with the same standard of education.
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