Category Archives: Education

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Suffragettes- just one narrative of a specific suffering

Like the mythology of the Suffragettes, any movement that attempts to resist oppressive power, average people must endure greed and meanness. Jews, blacks, women, the proletariat, all have suffered the oppression of the few greedy rulers. Humans use birthright, race, … Continue reading

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How should we teach kids about the dangers of sexting? (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/forum-sexting-discipline-parenting-1.3425375 May I suggest that parents need to invest more time and energy in guiding our children. I am not suggesting ‘spanking’ as the best response, but rather that parents embrace greater resolve and personal education. Schools should not be … Continue reading

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‘Personalized’ learning is a slippery corporate agenda.

http://emilytalmage.com/2015/05/12/pbe-testimony-from-may-11th/ I recently read a blog post that underscored my past experiences in BC public schools. Although just retired, I still recognize the trendline. That the student-teacher-parent relationship in a classroom is being replaced by a broader technocracy, is a … Continue reading

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‘Teach for Canada’ is just another style for privatization public education

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/thunder-bay/teach-for-canada-opens-the-door-to-privatization-teachers-union-says-1.3190363 Currently First Nations-run schools, which are federally funded, receive one-third to nearly one-half less funding per student compared to provincially-funded schools. “Our understanding is the under-funding of Aboriginal education has really opened the door to this privatization,” Smith said. … Continue reading

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@Bookfin YA book chat 

http://bookfin.blogspot.ca/2015/10/questions-for-never-always-sometimes.html?m=1 Check out Dayna Hart’s blog post for her #YAbookchat Twitter chat and poll.    

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#getloud for mental health

mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and others are silently killing people every day. (CMHA) I pledge to: Talk Show Share  http://www.cmhakelowna.org   

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School dress codes- a boundary of some kind is reasonable

Just saying… the recent media frenzy over Ontario school dress code bothers me. We have such a double standard about public school policies. Would ppl be upset if a private school set a standard? No. Why shouldn’t a public school … Continue reading

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