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Voices of Experience: Diversity and leadership | May 4 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Voices of Experience is a panel put together by Ryerson University's Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Office, Career Centre and Student Life organization.
Image: Flickr/Province of British Columbia
When school boards take a stand against devastating funding cuts, parents must follow suit | May 4 2016 | Sarah Miller | Some B.C. school boards are finally deciding to take a stand against devastating funding cuts doled out yearly that are destroying our public education system.
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St. Albert Catholic school board has spent more than $367,000 to defend firing of transgender teacher | May 3 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Whatever the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine is on whether people ought to transition from one gender to another, this hardly seems like a good use of tax dollars!
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It's never been easier to get the public to accept privatizing our schools | May 3 2016 | Lizanne Foster | There are a few ways you can prime parents and the public into accepting privatization in schools. (This is satire folks.)
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Deliverology 101 is more like neoliberalism 2.0 | Apr 29 2016 | Rick Salutin | The scariest signal yet sent by the Trudeau government was bringing English "deliverologist" Sir Michael Barber, to their Alberta cabinet retreat, to tell them how they're doing.
University of Ottawa becomes first Canadian university to divest from fossil fuels | Apr 27 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | "uOttawa has achieved something historic." On Monday, the University of Ottawa became the first Canadian university to commit to fossil fuel divestment.
Photo: flickr/Isaac Bowen
How to privatize a public education system | Apr 25 2016 | Lizanne Foster | You will need the help of politicians. This is easy to obtain since they are always looking for donations for their election campaigns. Spending a few million will reap rewards 10 times over.
Students across Canada are urging divestment from fossil fuels. Here's how you can help | Apr 25 2016 | Scott Vrooman | An explainer on divestment and how you can help.
Image: Courtesy of  Jenna Crawford (DeviantArt/fauna93). Used with permission.
How you can honour the legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson | Apr 22 2016 | Prince's sudden death at 57 had left many of us reeling. Here's what you can do to honour his legacy.
Marlin Schmidt
Alberta Advanced Education Ministry now maintaining close watch on Athabasca U | Apr 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | It might well be fair to speculate that the Alberta government has put Athabasca University into a form of "soft receivership."
Teachers protesting Bill 115 in downtown Toronto in 2012
Union court victory will be hollow if not used to mobilize teachers | Apr 21 2016 | Nora Loreto | Ontario's teacher unions are rightly celebrating the squashing of Bill 115. But defending collective bargaining cannot just happen in the courts.
Ric McIver
Motion demanding public support for private, charter schools backfires on Alberta Tory leader | Apr 19 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps it was irritation at this unexpected turn of events that prompted Tory Leader Ric McIver's emotional outburst in the Legislature yesterday, which saw him ordered out by the Speaker.

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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...
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