The discontent with the education on offer during the pandemic sent many parents and teachers on the hunt for an alternative approach to education where kids could come alive and take ownership of their schooling. They found and embraced the Charlotte Mason approach.
Saskatchewan is much better off with its pluralist education system. A system that funds and recognizes only one type of school—the typical government-run variety—is unable to meet the full spectrum of student needs.
Educational pluralism is on the rise in Canada as more independent schools are opening and more families are choosing them.
Stars have emerged in unexpected places during the dark night of the pandemic. Perhaps nowhere more than in homes with school-age kids.
Despite rumours to the contrary, not all students suffered during the COVID-19 shutdowns. We have something important to learn from the autonomous, accountable, and innovative schools that weathered the storm.
Reflecting back on this crisis, did our centralized school systems fail us? Wave upon wave of school building closures cannot be ignored and months of lost education cannot be dismissed.