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Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | All right-wing parties have to defend their support for excessive funding for ritzy private schools is the risible claim such schools offer "choice," and, you know, choice is good.
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Minister Mike Bernier in Colwood, B.C, 2016
Sarah Miller | After 14 years of devastating cuts to our public education funding in B.C., it will take a lot more then a one-time reduction in cuts to fix our public education system.
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David J. Climenhaga | It might well be fair to speculate that the Alberta government has put Athabasca University into a form of "soft receivership."
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Seth Klein, Tyson Schoeber | Kids in B.C. are paying for our systemic failure to address the issues of class size and composition and to properly fund extra supports for kids with special needs.
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David J. Climenhaga | The passage of Bill 10 is a step forward. But it won't succeed without monitoring and a willingness to push back if the government fails to live up to its commitment.
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Tobey Steeves | The Teach For Canada program can aptly be read as an attempt to translate educational and social inequalities (public needs) into targets of a "benevolent, yet colonizing, pedagogy of care."
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Ralph Surette | Getting the administration of education straight would untie one of the most twisted knots in our governance and would boost that elusive sense of things-going-right that we're looking for.
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Rachel Brickner | As the Minister's Panel on Education reviews Nova Scotia's public education system, what lessons should they take from 25 years of education reform in the U.S.?
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Seth Klein | If a compromise is to be reached in the current bargaining between B.C. teachers and the government, the long-standing issue of improving class size and composition must be resolved.
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Ben Sichel | What is our public education system for? To judge by much of the talk from politicians and business, education is a matter of preparing students to be workers in a vaguely defined "new economy."
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Erika Shaker | We're talking about a very elite, specialized, qualified group of hyper-talented experts when it comes to CEOs. So who better to provide advice on any number of puzzlers?
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Rick Salutin | Teaching is how a society passes on, formally and informally, what it has achieved to the future. It's the basic project of our species. It justifies our passing, individual existences.