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Educational consultant from Port Moody. "The Stuff Isn't What's Important" " School Wide Discipline Programmes Don't Work" " Vice Principals are crucial towards setting direction"

A Snapshot Comparison of CampbellTax Cuts and Horgan’s Early Initiatives.

Who benefitted from the policies of our last Provincial Government’s tax cuts  ,and who is benefitting from the targeted policies of the  current bunch? Below is a comparison of benefit based on a  Surrey family earning less than 45K per year. … Continue reading

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 Capital Punishment is Dead

Capital punishment in Canada is dead.  Like the dead parrot in the Monty Python sketch, it’s passed on and shuffled off this mortal coil. If Angus Reid hadn’t tried to revive it with a misleading poll, it’d be pushing up … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day – Thanks to Public Schools

Beyond teaching measurable information, one of myriad contributions of our public schools, is to help define Canadianism for a diverse group of young Canadians. Our observance of Remembrance Day is a concrete example of this function. Thanks to our public … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Resurrect Schools in B.C.

The only way to resurrect our public schools, is the same way we attacked them – incrementally and with firm purpose. If there ever was a time when “just throwing money at the problem doesn’t work” is true, it’s now. … Continue reading

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The Vice Principal Chronicles – #1 ” Sideways, Not Head On”

The Vice Principal casually approached the herd of faux rebels who were in daily slouch outside the cafeteria.He knew to approach teenagers, especially these teenagers, sideways, not head on. They were the only identifiable group in the school that cultivated … Continue reading

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Trump is Winning

I’m very worried about the future of the US. I’m not sure the country can survive as a democracy. Trumpism’s partisans  are winning the pitched propaganda battle in the US. Trumpians have a 24/7 propaganda channel( Fox), a major web … Continue reading

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Stop Glorifying Violence

Can’t we stop giving so much attention to criminals and terrorists? Fifteen minutes of fame is one thing, but the insatiable appetite of the media to  chronicle the life stories of those who kill or blow up people is troubling. … Continue reading

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