The Province: “We also need to teach our kids to be active citizens”

“My twins started kindergarten in September. By the end of this year, they will have taken part in two food-bank drives and multiple bake sales to raise money for all sorts of good causes. I am glad that the school is fostering a sense of social responsibility and that my children are thinking about others. However, I am concerned that the only solution they are learning to address issues of poverty and hunger is to donate. The slogan of our schools has become “bring your money.”

Where are the lessons about the structural causes of these societal problems and what our political institutions can do about them?” Trish Garner, The Province

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