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Giving teachers a voice in crafting a better education system

Giving teachers a voice in crafting a better education system

Considering the emphasis placed on critical thinking in schools, it’s ironic that teacher development minimizes debate and emphasizes conformity (FREE)

The dark, Machiavellian side of academia

The dark, Machiavellian side of academia

Overlooked by the mass media and given almost free rein, the academic world is a haven for bullies and antisocial behaviour (FREE to subscribers)

Down with textbooks, the pre-digested meal of the academic world

PRICE To read a textbook is to receive a second- or third-rate experience, and third- and fourth-hand knowledge ($$)

New math doesn’t add up but can something be done?

New math doesn’t add up but can something be done?

Saskatchewan’s new education minister wants a back-to-basics approach to math instruction that would give students much-needed skills (FREE)

Alberta’s sex-ed showdown

Alberta’s sex-ed showdown

MCGARVEY In a tolerant, civil society, we embrace a diversity of beliefs. But we need to take care that society’s core values aren’t undermined by religious beliefs (FREE to subscribers – Join today. It’s FREE)

Alberta’s independent schools provide needed choice, value

Despite activist claims, most independent schools in Alberta are not bastions for the rich, but they do fill a critical education niche

The fallacy of modern post-secondary education

PRICE: In the pay-for-play model, students accrue crippling debts to pay for an education. They want what they pay for – even if they didn’t earn it

A minibus ramble through Scottish Highland history

This is part 3 in our series The Orkney islands

As our minibus pulled to a stop, I felt suddenly that my grandmother’s love of the Highland landscape was surrounding us all

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide

Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

What Betsy DeVos could learn about school choice from Ontario

(Troy Media) Unfortunately, the U.S. Education Secretary would have to visit the past to find truly innovative approaches to school choice

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