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B.C. budget favours private schools over public education

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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.

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| February 20, 2015

Justice for First Nations children: A talk by Cindy Blackstock

February 18, 2015
| 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.
Length: 52:45 minutes (48.3 MB)
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UPop Montréal: A free, grassroots 'université populaire'

February 18, 2015
| Étienne Lepage talks with me about the work of UPop Montreal to create grassroots community spaces for learning, encounter, and critical dialogue.
Length: 28:43 minutes (26.29 MB)
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A student shouldn't have to wait for a specific day or month to celebrate and find empowerment in the freedom to be who they are.
| December 25, 2014

Education has changed, administrative structure has not

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The malfunction at the Tri-County (Digby-Yarmouth-Shelburne) regional school board revealed by the auditor general is not just a bump in the road, nor is it just about education.

As the most recent of a string of similarly misfiring school boards, it's close to the heart of the general malaise in public administration that's been rising for a generation in this province and which governments, knee-deep in small politics, struggle fitfully and sometimes counterproductively to manage.

In fact, the McNeil government would have done better to have tackled the school boards than the health boards, the radical centralizing of which may or may not advance anything.


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