Are we moving toward funding public education with golf tournaments? School District 61 already has status as a charity. Anyone can send in money any time. So do individual schools, which is problematic in the context of equity. This Foundation proposal demands an examination of expedience vs principle.
Category: Public Education Funding
Is establishing a Foundation with private funders to fund public education holding the Ministry of Education and the Provincial government’s feet to the fire, or inviting them to kick back and roast vegan marshmallows while the Foundation’s staff (if it is large and wealthy enough to have its own staff and not utilize District staff) organizes and holds golf tournaments and solicits contributions from corporations and individual philanthropists?
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/brookes-westshore-private-academy-breaks-ground-in-colwood-1.21473991 (Article on P2 below if link doesn’t get you there.) It’s so frustrating to read yet again that tired straw-man trope that does a deep disservice to BC’s excellent system of public education, “regurgitation of facts”. It’s been a very long time since fact give-back (let’s avoid the “regurgitation” imagery) was central to public […]
Present: Tom Ferris (Vice Chair, in Chair), Elaine Leonard, Edith Loring-Kuhanga (chair, by phone), Diane McNally, Deborah Nohr, Peg Orcherton, Rob Paynter, Jordan Watters Ann Whiteaker A. Commencement of Meeting A.1 Adoption of Agenda: additions: Secretary-Treasurer: Presentation at A.2 A.2 Budget Presentation (Pp 5-16 agenda; rentals Pp 167-21) Secretary-Treasurer: Still have structural deficit; spending more […]