Driving forward, Today's BC Liberals will:
Our commitments include:
A BC Green government will:
In an age when knowledge is widely available online to suit anyone’s individual interests and learning styles, our public education system seems decidedly old-fashioned. And the labour struggles that shut down schools would seem like relics of a bygone era if they weren’t such a recent memory. The problem with the current system is that responsibility for how schools are run flows the wrong way—up to administrators, bureaucrats and union leaders, instead of down to students and parents. We believe that parents are the best advocates for their children’s educational needs, and that teachers who have been freed from the one-size-fits-all model will be empowered to bring out the best in each child. If schools have the right incentives and the flexibility to customize curriculum to the diverse learning needs of children, they can prepare them well for 21st century life.
Instead of funds going to each school district, each family with children will receive a voucher to spend at the public or independent school or home learning plan of their choice Maintain provincial standards for core subjects such as math and English, but provide greater autonomy and flexibility for schools (public, private, and home schools) to meet the diverse learning needs of children
YPP wants to ensure they are being properly prepared for their future. This includes ensuring schools teach life skills and not just prepare children for university.
The YPP will encourage the education system to focus on teaching children: how to access and verify information online, how to use deductive reasoning, learn computer programming, learn a foreign language. and learn everyday life skills like personal finance and healthy eating.
The YPP will also have students to provide opportunities for children to take more field trips and participate in extra-curricular activities like swimming lessons and embrace technology to improve the educational experience for Children
Distribute funds now allocated per student through a voucher system so that parents may choose the school best suited to their child's needs and family values. This would allow more families to choose the best for their children and encourage the public schools to compete on academics and moral standards. Eliminate the excessive focus on sexuality now permeating the public school system and focus on academics.
BC’s new political party, the BC Citizens First Party, today announced that it will require all BC universities and post-secondary providers of undergraduate degrees to give priority enrolment to BC citizens ahead of overseas students. This will be achieved by requiring tertiary educational institutions to set an acceptable lowest acceptable standard mark for entry into each undergraduate course, and then requiring all Canadian citizens who meet that mark to be enrolled first in the course (subject to full availability).