BC wants to be an innovative centre of education…

Patti Bacchus, former Chair of the Vancouver Board of Education and a progressive voice for adult education and public education in general, tweeted news of this upcoming education forum and provincial road show led by Peter Fassbender. As Patti notes, the 5 international and esteemed educators leading the forum are all men, and located within paradigms of measurement, the ‘science’ of learning, and that ambiguous term ‘innovation’. The Ministry wants to stake out BC as a world leader in education and in preparing children “for jobs that don’t exist yet.” And apparently new announcements are coming soon of what this innovative new system will look like. Are adults who seek academic upgrading and new skills in this new economy part of the plan?

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