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Assault on Public Education in BC just late into the game

BC Liberals are dismantling public education as part of a plan. When Gordon Campbell and many conservatives hijacked the core party and the name ‘ Liberal’ I knew there was a shrewd strategy going on- capture the vote of the … Continue reading

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Scientific Publishing Can’t Be Free | Science | Smithsonian… Was it ever?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientific-publishing-cant-be-free-31596196/#CcE1y6A548UkxEq6.99 I guess it’s my old cynical disposition kicking in, but part of my assessment is based on information from various sources- undergrads, profs, admin and business folks. Academia, like private enterprise business has lost its way because of money. … Continue reading

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OECD ranks BC Education worldclass http://www.theprovince.com/business/gets+marks+when+comes+education+health+OECD/9978380/story.html?__federated=1 B.C. gets top marks in Canada for health and education in a new study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD measured eight topics among its 34 member nations, and found … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy of B.C. student assessment obvious.

Thank you to all my friends, family and followers for sharing the news reports the past few weeks. Kinda crazy how we get all this ‘accountability’ and ‘assessment’ demands from the ‘educators'( management) but when it suits them they can … Continue reading

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To our real educational leaders- where are you?

Although I respect the positive attitude of SD23 Human Resources during this LRB exam schedule, their cheeriness doesn’t match the teachers reality – we are on the sidewalk instead of inside the schools with our students. I understand intimately of … Continue reading

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Teaching- a walk in the park. More like a climbing expedition

It’s a school year end , albeit fragmented, it’s been another expedition of a kind. Some say it’s a walk in the park. Ha, like hiking or climbing, if it was so easy and an overpaid career, everybody would doing … Continue reading

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Education – Marianne For Congress

http://www.marianneforcongress.com/education > For education is more than a pathway to a better life; good universal education is crucial to citizen empowerment and a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility. Under-education is a form of lock-out, as an uneducated child … Continue reading

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