Why writing still matters

The combination of writing and speaking is thought itself. Only when we find the language can we grasp the idea

Why writing still matters
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The combination of writing and speaking is thought itself. Only when we find the language can we grasp the idea

Ontario can learn from B.C.’s education model

Independent schools deliver higher student test scores at lower costs to taxpayers

Ontario can learn from B.C.’s education model
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Independent schools deliver higher student test scores at lower costs to taxpayers

Tests help improve student achievement

P.E.I. introduced standardized testing and student achievement substantially improved. Other provinces should take note

Tests help improve student achievement
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P.E.I. introduced standardized testing and student achievement substantially improved. Other provinces should take note

Do you know who is watching your kids?

The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Do you know who is watching your kids?
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The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Chasing higher salaries, not higher things in life

Liberalizing the university curriculum offers something new but usually at the cost of wisdom

Chasing higher salaries, not higher things in life
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Liberalizing the university curriculum offers something new but usually at the cost of wisdom

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning

Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning
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Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Unions can help teachers resist pointless education fads

Being on the front lines, teachers must implement the latest fads. Then they get blamed when the fads crash and burn

Unions can help teachers resist pointless education fads
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Being on the front lines, teachers must implement the latest fads. Then they get blamed when the fads crash and burn

Reading comprehension depends on content knowledge

A student may be able to decode every single word in an article but still be clueless about the meaning since they know virtually nothing about the subject

Reading comprehension depends on content knowledge
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A student may be able to decode every single word in an article but still be clueless about the meaning since they know virtually nothing about the subject

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”

One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”
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One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Fixing the democratic deficit in local education

How to rebuild a more robust model of local involvement and governance to deliver education in Nova Scotia

Fixing the democratic deficit in local education
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How to rebuild a more robust model of local involvement and governance to deliver education in Nova Scotia