More resources, smaller classes needed to improve language testing results, says NBTA president

The New Brunswick Teachers' Association says provincial testing results proves there's a need for more teachers in regular class rooms.

English language assessment results, published last week, suggest 94 per cent of French immersion students scored well on the assessment when compared to just 74 per cent of non-immersion students.

NBTA president George Daley says government needs to allocated more resources, including teachers, for non-immersion classes to ensure equity in education.

Daley tells Radio-Canada that the best thing that could happen to New Brunswick's education system would be to have teachers in front of smaller classes.

He says the majority of students in non-immersion programs have trouble at school which, not only makes it difficult to learn, but to teach as well.

(with files from ICI Radio-Canada)