After skimming through this article I feel my opinions are the same. Educators have a say in what goes into the curriculum but the government is what sets that curriculum in stone. The government in ‘trying’ to do the research and have the knowledge to understand what ‘our’ students need. Mainly I see it as the government tries to filter to the areas that the economy is in need of. For example changing the Math system in high school went from a progression A30,B30,C30 to different strains such as foundations of math etc. These staring that they changed the curriculum guide students into certain economic areas such as nursing, trades, etc. The problem I see with that is the fact that if they do decide to go to university they are missing vital information because some sections of the math are not taught within the new curriculum. I understand that you need the differences of opinions and you need to see things from different perspectives, but I feel there needs to be some sort of change because the curriculum can have holes.
I believe that the curriculum is developed by people who care about what our youth should be learning but then is critically processed and filtered by the government. I feel we as educators have a small say in what actually goes into the curriculum, we may give our thoughts and ideas but requirements will most likely be set out by someone sitting high up in a office behind their computer critiquing using dated material as a reference. Current educators now I believe are starting to push through and influence parts of the curriculum and many ideas come from current service teachers. I view the government as not putting education first, yet they have the say on what education should be. To me that does not make much sense. Maybe going through this article I will change my opinion.