Monthly Archives: June 2014

OECD ranks BC Education worldclass http://www.theprovince.com/business/gets+marks+when+comes+education+health+OECD/9978380/story.html?__federated=1 B.C. gets top marks in Canada for health and education in a new study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD measured eight topics among its 34 member nations, and found … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy of B.C. student assessment obvious.

Thank you to all my friends, family and followers for sharing the news reports the past few weeks. Kinda crazy how we get all this ‘accountability’ and ‘assessment’ demands from the ‘educators'( management) but when it suits them they can … Continue reading

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The brave new world of 21st century learning – The Globe and Mail

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-brave-new-world-of-21st-century-learning/article19355298/?service=mobile From Al Smith – @literateowl

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So, is our ‘social contract’ broken Tony?

A colleague writes about education and concern over costs. Are we at a point of old Europe where we let all the chips fall and survival of the fittest rules? It sure is feeling that way. Just as African-Americans still … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth about Class Size and Composition in BC Public Schools | Mom Paradigm ~ the world between naps

REBLOG from momparadigm.com http://www.momparadigm.com/2014/06/class-size-and-composition-in-bc-public-schools/ Can you imagine being in a Chemistry 12 class that has 36 students in it with some kids having to sit on counters and/or sinks for the duration of their semester? Or how about a Grade … Continue reading

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Teachers not just for students and their colleagues…

Where has the money gone? Some families and auxiliary jobs like bus drivers, custodians, etc are impacted even financially. We are saddened. Don’t think the teachers aren’t aware of impact on kids, families and other jobs like CUPE. The fight … Continue reading

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New Rule #2 in the Education Dispute

Originally posted on Schools, Politics and Other Stuff:
New Rule; Everyone has to immediately stop saying, “ Teacher’s salary demands are much higher than what other public sector unions settled for. ” Because that’s not true. Firefighting and police are…

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