“Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.” Roald Dahl
Dear Parents and Guardians -
It is encouraging to see young people taking an interest in our democracy and the world around them. As a father of two teenage girls, I appreciate hearing their thoughts about the upcoming election, to see them paying attention to the issues that are being discussed and to hear them talk with their friends about those issues that matter most to them.
Our current students will soon be the leaders and change makers of tomorrow. As parents and educators, part of our role is to support students to be critical thinkers and to challenge the status quo.
I do appreciate those times when I am in classrooms and students are engaged in discussion and debate about a topic being presented. It is a reassuring sign that they are viewing an issue in a different light and in a way that may change the way they think or feel. We are fortunate to live in a democracy where people are free to engage in a civil debate with opposing viewpoints and opinions.
Children and young people observe and learn from those around them. My hope is that we continue to be positive role models for them as they navigate our ever changing and dynamic world.