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Nova Scotia's problematic top-down approach to race relations | Mar 3 2015 | Stephen Kimber | In the week the never-ending Africville issue returned to court, a new decision on Black education is just one more they-never-learn example of government's top-down approach to racial concerns.
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Teach For Canada: De- or re-colonizing Indigenous communities in Canada? | Mar 2 2015 | Tobey Steeves | The Teach For Canada program can aptly be read as an attempt to translate educational and social inequalities (public needs) into targets of a "benevolent, yet colonizing, pedagogy of care."
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Teaching Assistants strike at the University of Toronto | Mar 2 2015 | Ella Bedard | At the last minute, TAs vote to reject a tentative agreement at the University of Toronto.
Ontario Liberals' message to students: Free tuition is a fantasy best left to Hollywood | Mar 2 2015 | Miles Krauter | Ontario's Liberal government incidentally reveals how they really feel about post-secondary education in a new advertisement.
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Let's talk about sex: Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum | Feb 27 2015 | Rick Salutin | What else might be included in the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum? How about why sex is important at all in human existence -- and how important it is.
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rabble radio episode 162: Restorative justice -- what it is and isn't | Feb 26 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Moira Donovan wrote an article for rabble.ca exploring the question, what is restorative justice? Today on rabble radio, Moira introduces us to some of the answers she's found.
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Today, university adjuncts will feel their power | Feb 25 2015 | Aalya Ahmad | Today, February 25, is National Adjunct Day of Action. Calling all sessionals, contract instructors and allies! It's time to put an end to the national disgrace of two-tier teaching in higher ed.
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With few ideas to end its financial crisis, and austerity on the way, Athabasca U edges toward the precipice | Feb 23 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If the government of Alberta wants a university that allows students to complete their degrees via distance education, it's going to have to pay for it.
Turning the page on education | Feb 21 2015 | Drew Wolfson Bell | Alternative education can solve the poor learning environments of research universities.
B.C. budget a blow to public education | Feb 20 2015 | Tara Ehrcke | As with other areas of the B.C. budget, 2015 will favour the rich with increases for private schools while imposing spending cuts to public schools.
UPop Montréal: A free, grassroots 'université populaire' | Feb 18 2015 | Scott Neigh | Étienne Lepage talks with me about the work of UPop Montreal to create grassroots community spaces for learning, encounter, and critical dialogue.
Justice for First Nations children: A talk by Cindy Blackstock | Feb 18 2015 | Redeye Collective | Every child has the right to grow up safely at home, go to a good school and be healthy. But the federal government chronically underfunds services for First Nations children on reserve.

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Should the advertizing of sexual services be better regulated? Struggling said... Another possibility would be for a quarter of a page being devoted to that, the other quarter to...
'Tuition fees are socially unjust' NorthReport said... Of course they are, but our so-called progressive politicial parties are just floundering in a sea...
Visions of centralization, social programs and the fiscal imbalance Sean in Ottawa said... The Conservative position avoids the contradictions present in the Canadian federation by reducing...
Moving to Winnipeg Webgear said... Stay in Edmonton. in
Aboriginal education bill epaulo13 said... ..i begin here to show the atleo position. Bill C-33, the First Nations Control of First Nations...
Early Childhood Education Issues In Manitoba Aristotleded24 said... Cue the Barenaked Ladies: If I had 5.5 Million Dollars... Quote:The Manitoba budget will include $5...
Chicago: Northwestern University football players seek to unionize Catchfire said... This is definitely a cool story. NCAA had a predictable response:  This union-backed attempt...
Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...
The latest drama in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Catchfire said... My own thoughts are conflicted, but I find myself siding with the pro-CFS folk in this particular...
Labour market, University and politics-- interesting, incomplete argument from Andrew Jackson JKR said... Paul Krugman just wrote about this topic: Paul Krugman: How do we maintain a middle class? Quote:...

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