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Be wary of quick fixes for Nova Scotia's education system

With recent standardized assessment scores from Nova Scotian schools causing alarm, and education minister Karen Casey about to release her action plan to reform the P-12 education system, there are a few  things that are important to remember. 645 more words

Nova Scotia Education

Child poverty: 5 things we learned in 2014

2014 has been an important year in the fight against child poverty, and one that may make a difference for years to come. Here are 5 things we learned during the year: 549 more words


The View from a High Place: War through the eyes of a child: A Childhood Memory piece by Heather/ Gerda van Wieringen

Meet Heather

Heather/ Gerda van Wieringen was born in Holland and immigrated to New Zealand in 1957.  Heather has three adult children and grandchildren.  She enjoys travelling, Classical Studies (Greek and Roman history, art and literature), researching her genealogy, being involved in her church and community and cups of tea or coffee with friends.  1,461 more words

Child Advocacy

Chapple and Boston on the extent of welfare benefit fraud in New Zealand

What is more surprising about this honest disclosure of welfare  fraud to the Household Labour Force Survey of Statistics New Zealand in 2011 is  these welfare beneficiaries were so upfront about their criminal fraud. 134 more words

Labour Economics

What targets will improve the lives of children across the world?

2015 will be a year to remember: this coming September, world leaders are set to pass a new global development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 648 more words


Media completely missed this report in the lead-up to 2014 election: Rich-poor gap not growing in New Zealand and hasn't for 20 years

Figure 1: Gini coefficient New Zealand 1980-2015

Source: Bryan Perry, Household incomes in New Zealand: Trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2013. Ministry of Social Development (July 2014). 45 more words

Applied Welfare Economics