Why are you running?
I’m running because the next 3 years are going to see some major, major changes coming in education and I want to be a part of those changes. I’ve done a lot of research, a lot of reading about education and I really believe that the province is moving in the right way.
I know that with these changes coming up there’s going to be a lot of backlash from the general public and a lot of people that don’t really have a firm grasp or understanding of educational issues. I know that if we just push ahead with these changes, it’s going to be a big mess. So I basically want to be a trustee to serve as an intermediary between the province and the public so I can talk with people. I don’t want to introduce any changes that people aren’t 100% behind otherwise it’s just not effective and a waste of dollars.
What are some of these changes?
Assessment practices are being completely rethought, for example, in the Foothills school district, just south of Calgary. They have eliminated traditional grading in elementary schools and junior high schools. For example, they don’t [...]Read More