Dear Friends in Ward 7:
These kids today…
This is often the first thing that you will hear from business owners and employers when asked about how the public education system can better prepare students for the future.
Businesses want to hire well educated, motivated, hard working critical thinkers – but business owners tell me that finding new graduates with those qualities can be very difficult.
Instead, I hear all kinds of complaints that we are graduating students with an over inflated sense of entitlement and an unwillingness to start at an entry level position and work up the ladder.
As we move towards an increasingly globalized economy, we are not doing our students any favours by perpetuating the illusion that you can be successful without hard work.
In the following article, I will share some of my ideas for how we could better prepare our students for a successful future.
Public School Trustee Candidate
Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain