On November 6, 2013 Vancouver’s Gladstone Secondary School hosted a student forum by The Learning Partnership called “It’s My Future”. Students from Metro Vancouver area schools were invited to discuss how they think education should be improved. Members of our North Vancouver District Student Leadership Council participated in the event and Seycove Secondary School grade 11 student Mikaela Brown was quoted in the Vancouver Sun: View Article
Mikaela’s suggestion was to introduce a class in financial management to teach about credit cards, mortgage and debt. Other student ideas included internships, specialized schools, and a more flexible timetable.
I was pleased to attend this event along with a number of my Superintendent colleagues and was impressed with the thoughtful contributions of our students.