Gordon Hultberg Posted over 2 years ago Who should decide what the purpose of education is? I have never heard of any, but it was a surprise when I got to school the day after my post, and found myself in a small faculty meeting facing a similar question/topic. It remains to be seen, but I felt we had an opportunity to present steps such as I outlined, and that there may be a positive follow-through in some way soon. I think if other teachers have buy-in, we could each help by contributing to the process. For me, our accreditation committee served as a model - a positive example of stakeholders working together for a common purpose. My group included students, parents, teachers, a principal from another school, and a staff member and school board member. If presented as a true opportunity for dialogue, new meetings could grow along similar lines with respect to the purpose of education. Thank you, Adam, for your positive interactions with contributors, for encouraging people's strengths and inviting us into further dialogue and deeper reflection.