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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.
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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.
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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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Painful austerity budget for Newfoundland and Labrador | Apr 15 2016 | Cory Collins | Sweeping cuts by the Liberal government will have a deep impact across the province's entire society.
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How a student grant system would increase access to education in Manitoba | Apr 13 2016 | Brianne Goertzen, Michael Barkman | If we want a system that educates students on the basis of their capacity and desire to learn and not on what is in their wallet, shifting from loans to grants is a step in the right direction.
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B.C. government's education grant is just more smoke and mirrors | Apr 11 2016 | Sarah Miller | While the B.C. government spends untold amounts on advertising the $1,200 education grant, our public schools face another year of devestating cuts and closures.

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