Issues Pages: Education

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Study time at a Roman Catholic Indian Residential School, Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories. Image: Library Archives Canada/Flickr
Summer Mahmud, Rahul Varma | If schoolchildren were taught Canada's hidden history, they would have learned that the actions of the Canadian government constituted genocide.
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An elementary school teacher in a colourful classroom. Image: woodleywonderworks/Flickr
Minister Faust | This one weird trick prevents ruined lives and unlocks massive productivity for society.
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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Roncesvalles, Toronto. Image: Enoch Leung/Flickr
Tina Beier | Canada prides itself on being inclusive, yet we have a system that privileges one group over the other. Why don't children of other religions get to attend schools of their religion for free?
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Two students study at a desk. Image credit: Katerina Holmes/Pexels.
Minister Faust | How many otherwise bored, overlooked, or alienated African-Canadian kids could teachers inspire if they taught a "Wakanda" curriculum connecting the fictional content to its real-world inspiration?
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Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta via Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | A normal government in normal times would be deeply concerned by the degree of dissatisfaction among teachers with Alberta's education minister. Not the UCP.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Image credit: Chrystia Freeland/Facebook
Chuka Ejeckam | In a conversation about policy priorities, is economic benefit the most pertinent aspect of a transformative investment in child care? Or, does it harm the broader pursuit of justice and liberation?
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's East Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine at Laurentian University. Image credit: Matt Strickland/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Green | The failure by governments to adequately support Laurentian in this moment violates the commitments we are all called to make to achieve reconciliation and measures of justice.
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Image credit: OCADFA R.A.M.S (Rapid Art Mobilization Squad). Used with permission
Min Sook Lee | A combination of fiscal mismanagement by administration and the chronic underfunding of Ontario universities has produced the Laurentian University disaster.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Five unions in Ontario are demanding that teachers and other education workers be vaccinated immediately. Plus more labour news.
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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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Mart Kenney conducting during a musical performance. Image: Still from "Canada Calling" documentary/NFB
David J. Climenhaga | Getting Premier Jason Kenney's grandfather, forgotten big band conductor Mart Kenney, into the Alberta Grade 6 curriculum's unit on music has struck a sour note.
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Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announces the curriculum changes yesterday morning. Image: Screenshot of Alberta Government video
David J. Climenhaga | The draft is so far over the top one has to wonder if it's evidence of someone's pathological urge to get away with something monumentally outrageous just so they could say they did.