Before voters head to the polls for the 2018 general election on Saturday, October 20, the Peak asked the eight candidates campaigning for a seat on Powell River Board of School Trustees: Why should City of Powell River and qathet Regional District residents vote for you?
Here is the reply from Peter Taylor:
After 35 years of teaching music in the public education system and at the post secondary level, I retired in 2008. During my extensive experience as a teacher, adjudicator and clinician, I have had the opportunity to view many education systems throughout Canada and the United States.
During this time, I have noticed a common theme: students who participate in a disciplined activity in the arts or sports programs, et cetera, are very likely to succeed or even excel in their academics.
For this reason I not only support the academic subjects but wholeheartedly endorse the value of elective programs.