Friday, November 16, 2007

Role of the Public in Public Education

As part of the PSBAA conference, we read the book Reclaiming Public Education by Reclaiming our Democracy by David Matthews. It's an American book but has a startling number of similarities. Inspiring stuff.

A key message:
Public Education is owned by the public, not parents, not teachers, not administrators and not the government. SO public engagement in public education is not just a "nice idea" it is essential to preserving the health and vitality of public education.

The role of the trustee is to ensure that the public has a say.

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