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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"

Premier Clark Dismisses Horgan as a Leader Who Lacks a Spine

Now there’s an objective headline from Postmedia’s  Vancouver Sun, fast becoming a B.C. facsimile of Breitbart News. In his full front page hack job of NDP leader John Horgan, columnist Rob Shaw allows Premier Clark to muse unchallenged about what … Continue reading

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B.C. Education Budget is Fake News

In full rant recently, CNN’s Don Lemon, defined “fake news” as stories purposely concocted to mislead the public. If that’s the criterion, government’s 2017 B.C. Education Budget is fake news. While the budget appears 256 million higher than 2016/2017, it … Continue reading

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Stop Saying the U.S.Election Was Unaffected

From The National Observer. Russian interference decided the election One thing is certain, it’s impossible to overstate the impact of Russia’s interference in the election, which was decisive. People, especially Democrats, should dispense with the mantra that it had no … Continue reading

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Let Obamacare Go

The U.S. election is over and GOP zealots are almost peeing their pants to finally repeal Obamacare. Killing “job killing” Obamacare is their mantra, their raison d’être.It is their sacred duty to exorcise this creeping cancer. They don’t even know why … Continue reading

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F.S.A. Exams – A Political Football

AS I SEE IT – Jim Nelson So the annual hand wringing over the Foundation Skills Assessments tests begins again: Why are teachers so dead against them? Is it just that awful B.C.T.F. being radical again? Should we keep our … Continue reading

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$50 Million? Look Out B.C. Teachers, You’re Being Fleeced.

Call me a cynic, but B.C.’s teachers shouldn’t accept a nickel from the B.C. government until the government publicly explains what the money represents. B.C. teachers and government negotiators have reached a deal to add $50 million dollars to the … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Buck Up for B.C. Education

My two kids were lucky enough to graduate from Tri City high schools, one in ’99 and one in 2001. They were lucky because they graduated just before  government cuts  began to affect educational resources  and programmes. Now they’re both high school … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson excerpt…

…Sir Ken Robinson…. in his 2006 TED talk “Do schools kill creativity?” . .. schools around the world are using too narrow a definition of intelligence and, worse, in their obsession with tests, are actually educating children out of being … Continue reading

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Lock Him Up, Lock Him Up, Lock Him Up

Every  recent  U.S. President elect has known ( or been forcefully told by handlers) that the U.S. has only one President at a time. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama each forcefully said these exact words while being … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christymas

We all know someone had to do it… On the 12th day of Christmas the Premier gave to us; 12   Years of bad faith 11   Trumplike Tweets 10  Nine ways of cutting 9    Purchased Trollers 8   … Continue reading

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