If you have concerns regarding changes, challenges and choices facing our education system, here are some ideas of what you can do in order to help make your voice heard:
- Phone the Minister of Education’s office: 780 427 5010.
- Email the Minister of Education, David Eggen (email@example.com) and your MLA (use the online Search Tool to find contact information)
Cc: Brian Jean, leader of the Official Opposition (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ric McIver, Interim leader for the PC party (email@example.com).
- Contact your local school board and elected school board trustee to ask questions and share your concerns.
*For an overview of the role of trustees, including how they are accountable to all citizens (not just those with school-aged children), as well as information on how to find their contact information, please read my Feb 4 blog post.
- Attend local school board meetings. Engage in the issues by becoming informed, asking questions and voicing your concerns.
- Spread the word. The more people who are informed about issues in education and how they impact our children means the more voices that are raised and unified to collectively influence change.
Keep in mind that if you are truly concerned about the issues facing our education system then it is important to go beyond learning the content and discussing it with each other in person or in social media. We also need to let our elected officials know our concerns directly in order to actually influence change.