The Nova Scotia school system isn’t working for students, teachers, parents or communities.

The provincial government’s planned changes look like they lead to a bright future…

But odds are against it.

More centralization hasn’t improved things in other provinces.

Nova Scotians could create a more effective, accountable, and responsive school system by switching control of education from school district to school site.

It’s an approach that works in Edmonton, in New Zealand, and in four American states.

Elected School Governing Councils of parents, teachers, and community members set school budgets, hire staff, and oversee school operations.

Decentralizing in this way can improve student outcomes, streamline administration, and increase community ownership of schools.