Monday, April 10, 2017

Donald Trump - consequences for Canada

Donald Trump's election will have effects on Canada.

I have learned a few things in my life. None are certain, none but this one: "Before you turn 50, your body takes care of you. After you turn 50, you have to care for your body." That is for true.

Everything else - anything else - ??? I can, however, honestly and sincerely say that I would not have wanted my mom and dad to have lived in the U.S. during the last decade of their lives. I am happy to see the aged, the poor and minorities cared for to the extent that they are through our medical system.

I can also say that I appreciate the perspective Canada has in regards to education. Over the past years, I have seen, first hand, the effects of standardized testing. Education in the U.S. tends to be exclusive. Vouchers and standardized tests clearly favour a certain group over others. We, here in Canada, have a system that is more humane and inclusive.

Heads up Canada, as the Trump administration begins to tighten strings in health care and education. Accountability is going to take on a stronger place in education. We Canadians believe that working with children is different than working with automobiles. We believe that there is a better alternative to accountability and that is trust.

I would much rather look at my child's teacher and say, "I trust you with my little girl". Better trust than, "I will be watching you. You will be held accountable."

Our American neighbours could sell ice to the Inuit. They will sell accountability.

Canada...trust trumps accountability, everywhere but most certainly here in this sanctuary called Canada.