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University of Calgary education professor Sarah Eaton, who studies academic accountability and ethics. Image: Screenshot of Youtube video
David J. Climenhaga | "How do you teach students ethical conduct when the people preparing the curriculum are violating it?"
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Doug Ford visits a school this September flanked by Education Minister Stephen Lecce and staffers. Image: Doug Ford/Twitter
Jason Kunin | COVID-19 has undermined trust in the public school system, created mass incentive for private school and homeschooling options, and achieved a level of public acceptance for e-learning.
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Jason Schilling. Image: David J. Climenhaga
Maya Bhullar | Jason Schilling assumed the presidency of the Alberta Teachers' Association on July 1, 2019. Read what he had to tell us about the UCP government's effort to undermine public schools.
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Premier John Horgan Premier John Horgan announces a new elementary school and three school expansions in Coquitlam, B.C. in March 2019. Image: Province of B.C./Flickr
Lizanne Foster | The NDP's plan does not have public school students in mind.
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Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. Image: Adriana LaGrange/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | We don't know what the government of Alberta has in mind with this change, only that it doesn't seem to be inclined to volunteer the information.
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Rick Salutin | Doug Ford has decreed that beginning in fall 2020, Ontario high school students will need to take four online courses to graduate.
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United Teachers Los Angeles March for Public Education, December 15, 2018. Photo: waltarrrrr/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | If the Los Angeles teachers are any indication of what's to come, the privatizers and their champion in Washington, D.C. may have met their match.
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David J. Climenhaga | No one should expect the questions about the funding of Catholic education in Saskatchewan to be resolved by June 30, or when classes resume in September.
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Rick Salutin | The sex ed curriculum will be an overt omen, but there's a bigger picture. Ford's staff has a reputation for undermining the public education system with tax breaks and standardized tests.
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West Virginia teachers' labour rally. Photo: Rich McGervey/flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | In West Virginia, striking public school teachers and staff celebrated a victory last week, inspiring educators outside their state to take action for better pay and working conditions.
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Rick Salutin | The great feat of public schools is being open to everyone; they offer unique opportunities to learn from those unlike us. That gets lost if school populations are desegregated by program.
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Elementary school students. Photo: Government of Prince Edward Island/flickr
Benjamin Doxtdator | Tom Bennett, who is the keynote at this week's Leadership Conference for educators, has connections to very troubling claims about links between student performance, race, and the heritability of IQ.