Category Archives: Education

Libraries, School Libraries, Librarianship,

Golf opens Christy’s door while not with teachers..

This kind of fundraising ( lobbying) for BC Liberals ( and others ) has become the norm these days. Let’s all get real and understand it’s lobbying in golf clothing! The opportunities for acces to Governments, even after elections, is … Continue reading

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Can more education solve Canada’s income inequality problem? | Broadbent Institute

Disconcerting. The values Canadians hold for education is no longer an assurance of improved standard of living. The implicit merits of an education are obvious but the pragmatic assumption if a career is perhaps just a myth not a reality? … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Social Policy

Too early for supporters of #bced

http://tomkertes.ca/teachers-strike-prepare-for-next-round/ “…In the immediate aftermath of the public school strike both government and teachers will want to claim victory. While credit goes to teacher unity, solidarity across unions, and community support, now is too early for supporters of public education … Continue reading

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Optics over substance- not just teacher dispute

It’s pretty clear BC Libs are about optics not true Governance! It’s not just union busting teachers. Look around the province and you will find discontent and Government deception. They rarely have followed, in any real way, or have abruptly … Continue reading

Posted in Blogosphere, Education, Politics, Social Policy, TV/Media

3 Tier Ed system in BC without a mandate

The BC Government has been privatizing the school system for years without any mandate to do so by the electorate. Winning elections is not a blank slate. Government is supposed follow he guides/platform they campaign on. Anything else makes the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogosphere, Education, Social Policy, Teaching

Optimism in the face of a world gone mad. Thank you, M. Enright, CBC

http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/mobile/touch/essays/2014/09/07/-what-is-it-about/ I rarely breach the literary custom of quoting writing in entirety it’s presumptuous, rude and often illegal. I relent here today because a journalist of iconic Canadian statute reflects on a personal life moment all of us should be … Continue reading

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Massage the Message

Terrific essay. Thanks http://teachteens.org/2014/09/03/massaging-the-message/ But the disparaging remarks about massages kept spewing all over social media. The taunts about them could not be quelled. The onslaught came to a peak when the Premier took to broadcast media to amplify the … Continue reading

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