Vancouver School Board chair Mike Lombardi thinks in the past decade, the Provincial Government has made haphazard, piecemeal decisions, without proper research.
Now he’s calling for a Royal Commission on Education in B.C.
“The last time that happened in British Columbia was 1988, when Barry Sullivan was made the Commissioner of Education, and he laid the framework for where we’ve been in education in the last 25, 30 years.”
He thinks the bigger picture needs to be discussed.
“What should the curriculum look like, what should the assessment look like, what’s the role of teachers and trustees and parents in the system, what should the role of learning technology be in supporting teaching and learning?”
He thinks a group of well-known and well-regarded people should be pulled together to have a conversation with British Columbians over a period of a year to come up with a framework for the next 30 years.
— Shelby Thom (@ShelbyThom980) June 22, 2016