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Will the Liberals ensure schools get proper funding?

By Robert Green | Published Aug 27, 2014 by The Montreal Gazette

Along with just about every teacher in the province, I was left speechless by Liberal Education Minister Yves Bolduc’s statement last week that “no child is going to die from (budget cuts) or stop reading because there are already books” in school libraries. 678 more words


Crises in Education: Class Size, Achievement, and Stressed Out, Over-Worked Teachers by Christina Knowles


Unfortunately, we are at a point in history where teachers need to defend the importance of smaller classes on student achievement and future success. This is a clear indication that lack of funding, or perhaps mismanagement of finances has become such an issue that those in charge are trying to deny what we all intuitively know is true—one teacher cannot effectively teach 30-plus students in one class. 2,357 more words

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Miracle Cure

Yesterday at a press conference it was announced that the two American Ebola patients were being released from Emory University Hospital after nearly three weeks of undergoing intensive treatment. 579 more words


Dear Canadian taxpayer: I love you

I have come to realize just how important taxpayer-funded social programs have been for me and my family

By Katharine Cukier | Published August 10, 2014 by… 242 more words

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The Hypocricy of Austerity

By Robert Green | Published August 9, 2014 by Ricochet

In a move that seems perfectly symbolic of the sort of politics his government represents, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced this week that the five members of the government commission charged with reviewing government programs and recommending where to make cuts will be paid the tidy sum of $1.03 million for about eight months of work. 1,289 more words