You can make a difference, as my mentors did

We’ve heard the statistics – too many students are dropping out of high school and even fewer are going on to college. Let’s not even talk about the stories that detail how our students are falling behind, especially when compared to those from China or India.

There is no doubt that when it comes to our education system, there is lots of pessimism.

So to some of you, it may seem a bit Pollyannaish, that on the eve of the first day of school, The Victoria Advocate is launching a campaign to get us thinking about education as a community commitment. I believe Victoria is just the right kind of city to embrace this challenge. It is also imperative that we do so. Our city can only continue to thrive as it grows if we ensure that all children have access to opportunities.

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