This post is a first for this blog: a guest post. Thanks to Joe Bower. He teaches grade 6 in Red Deer, Alberta. He blogs at For the Love of Learning and tweets here.
By Joe Bower
While I can see how some might take the desire to improve the education system as an attack on the system, I think it is far more productive to say that we believe in life long learning, so we know the system can always be better.
Romanticizing the past and invoking a defensive stance that pays homage to the system that groomed us will do little to ensure that our children get an even better education than we received.