I highly recommend that every Albertan read this blog post by Dave Hancock, Alberta's Minister of Public Education. It presents a great compilation of what he and his department is doing to rethink, revise and retool our public education system in anticipation of the needs of the next Alberta. This is all being done under the banner of Inspiring Education.
Dave puts a challenge to all the new and returning School Board Trustees to pick up their game and assume their responsibility to ensure Alberta continues to have one of the leading public education systems on the planet. Ensuring a quality, relevant and effective Public Education is a place were every citizen can and should become engaged - even if you don't has kids in school. A quality public education system is one of the best legacies one generation can leave for the next. We sure could use some serious examples of positive legacies that we are leaving for the next generation in Alberta these days.
We have such an amazing public education system now. It has its flaws and failures like any human endeavour but that is a challenge not a detraction. The Inspiring Education process has given Albertans some insight and a serious sense of how we can make it even better.
Public education is (and ought to be) a source of pride for all Albertans. Hancock knows and believes this. His blog post shows that pride and that sense of challenge. Definitely worth a read and reflection.
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