What’s the role of a school trustee: Advocate or steward?

The Tyee interviewed Jason Ellis, a UBC education studies professor, about the role of school trustees after the entire Vancouver School Board was fired.

“You have to think of the public schools as an institution that’s broader than any other in our society, because it affects nearly everybody,” said Ellis. “There’s nothing that has that effect: nobody sends their kid to the hospital every day from age five to 18.”