• Jacqueline Leighton

Children's Right to Education

Updated: Apr 20

The term has ended and I finished the academic teaching term by writing an opinion piece in the Edmonton Journal. It was published April 16, 2022. I'm including it here as it captures many important sentiments in my current work - such as the importance of children's human rights in their education, and their freedom of expression in articulating their interests. If you read it, keep in mind that it is not that kids can simply decide unilaterally whatever it is they wish. Of course not, they are children and they need trusted adults to help them. The point is that they, along with their parents, are in the best position to decide what is in their best interest. In all matters related to K-12 education, children are the primary stakeholders and so their views are critical to consult in what is happening to them.