Funding arts education path to beauty and understanding

For Canadian students to aspire to higher things, we must give them the language and knowledge of higher culture

Funding arts education path to beauty and understanding
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For Canadian students to aspire to higher things, we must give them the language and knowledge of higher culture

Literature has value, as a mirror and a window

The best stories help us understand ourselves by triggering introspection, guiding us to new worlds and ideas that exist beyond our normal experiences

Literature has value, as a mirror and a window
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The best stories help us understand ourselves by triggering introspection, guiding us to new worlds and ideas that exist beyond our normal experiences

Solidarity against Turkey’s anti-democratic thug

We all need to speak out. At a time when mob justice is damaging intellectual enterprise, Canadian universities should be a model of inquiry and discourse

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We all need to speak out. At a time when mob justice is damaging intellectual enterprise, Canadian universities should be a model of inquiry and discourse

The pitfalls of policing what people say and think

To argue that writers may not write from the perspective of another culture limits the broader culture’s imagination and understanding

The pitfalls of policing what people say and think
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To argue that writers may not write from the perspective of another culture limits the broader culture’s imagination and understanding

Why grades matter in the education system

Grades are markers of success or failure. But grade inflation is creeping in. It’s the distended belly of education, the malnutrition that poisons learning

Why grades matter in the education system
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PRICE: Grades are markers of success or failure. But grade inflation is creeping in. It’s the distended belly of education, the malnutrition that poisons learning

Stop being boring and read

Life without reading is like losing a sensation, like taste – everything’s as bland as batter

Stop being boring and read
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PRICE: Life without reading is like losing a sensation, like taste – everything’s as bland as batter

Enough talk of “learning styles”, more about learning

The theory of different learning styles makes the mistake of moving obstacles out of the student’s way, rather than helping them overcome them

Enough talk of “learning styles”, more about learning
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PRICE: The theory of different learning styles makes the mistake of moving obstacles out of the student’s way, rather than helping them overcome them

The lost art of writing and the rise of chaos

Learning how to organize your words will teach you to organize your thoughts and, by extension, your understanding of the world around you

The lost art of writing and the rise of chaos
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PRICE: Learning how to organize your words will teach you to organize your thoughts and, by extension, your understanding of the world around you

Dysfunction, incompetence plague York Region District School Board

Something’s rotten in York – and no trustee needs to fly off to exotic locales on professional development junkets to figure that out

Dysfunction, incompetence plague York Region District School Board
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PRICE: Something’s rotten in York – and no trustee needs to fly off to exotic locales on professional development junkets to figure that out

Realistic salaries in the lofty post-secondary world

College administrators need to dispense with the notion that they're indispensable

Realistic salaries in the lofty post-secondary world
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PRICE: College administrators need to dispense with the notion that they’re indispensable – if a dozen college presidents suddenly evaporated, who would notice?