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No winners in sight for B.C. teacher strike | Jul 3 2014 | Rod Mickleburgh | The teachers have legitimate grievances, says Rod Mickleburgh, but they have found themselves on an indefinite picket line against a government that is prepared to leave them out there.
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Education's cost-benefit equation doesn't add up | Jun 30 2014 | Ralph Surette | Education is in growing turmoil across Canada over both results and cost. How come education spending is ballooning while clientele is shrinking dramatically?
British Columbia teachers -- let's keep our eyes on the prize | Jun 28 2014 | Tara Ehrcke | The B.C. government is ignoring Supreme Court rulings telling it to negotiate in good faith with teachers, including on class sizes. Instead, the strike it has provoked risks being drawn out.
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The elephant in the room; Or, students bear the cost of the corporate university | Jun 25 2014 | Alexander Ervin, Howard Woodhouse | What is going on at the University of Saskatchewan? The answer, in our new series on the corporatization of the university, is an appropriation of a younger generation's future wealth.
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Building confidence in autistic teens through video games | Jun 23 2014 | June Chua | Sarah Drew runs Every1Games, a company that provides a skills course in video game production activities along with social and professional development for teens with autism.
Photo: flickr/Seth Sawyers
A bird's-eye view of B.C. schools reveals a very broken system | Jun 23 2014 | Sallie Boschung | Sallie Boschung is a Vancouver teacher and has a district position. She sees things with a bird's-eye view. And in that view, is a very, very broken system.
The disconnect between economic growth and teachers' wages in B.C. | Jun 20 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | The theory is very simple: resource development would lead to economic growth and economic growth would lead to higher wages for everyone, including teachers. But does it actually work in practice?
Teacher strikes make British Columbia better | Jun 20 2014 | Michael Stewart | Things are different when it comes to teachers. Particularly in B.C., teachers can't be in it for the money anymore. When they strike, they strike for the public good.
A life of activism gives you hope, energy and direction | Jun 20 2014 | Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in Toronto yesterday morning. Here is her inspiring speech to the graduands at the Convocation ceremony.
Support B.C. teachers' battle against unlawful education cuts | Jun 16 2014 | Vancouver Ecosocialist Group | Teachers across British Columbia begin a strike of the entire public education system.
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B.C. teacher demands government invest in public education. Now. | Jun 12 2014 | Nassim Elbardouh | Nassim Elbardouh is a B.C. teacher. He believes in public education and believes his students are worth striking for in order to get the resources they need to get a good education.
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A question of (academic) degrees | Jun 12 2014 | Penney Kome | In a scant 30 years, the value of a Bachelor's degree has plummeted, while its cost has soared. University students are graduating into "Generation Broke."

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