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In Which I Get A Reply

I opened my email today to discover a gracious response from my MLA David Eby, who is organizing a meeting on September 10 for teachers, parents, students and anyone else interested in supporting public education. 62 more words

Break's Over

If you’ve been reading this blog (and I’m simultaneously grateful and sorry if you have), you may have noticed that the titles of these posts don’t always fit perfectly with the content of them. 592 more words

NC Politics

The BC Liberals need to end the teachers dispute - the sooner the better.

I’ll say it again. In the dispute with the BCTF, the BC Liberal government is in trouble. During negotiations, the Liberals’ unceasing public pronouncements front-end loaded the ideas of an “affordability zone” and a settlement “consistent other public sector unions”. 608 more words


Advancing Public Discourse in Colleges and Universities

By: David J. Smith, September 2, 2014

In August 2014 I was invited by Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia to offer a one day program that would build capacity for faculty to promote discursive activities in the classroom.   374 more words

Higher Education

Learning history in Orbán's Hungary

The new school year began yesterday and with it an entirely new system as far as textbook distribution is concerned. As you most likely know, a couple of years ago all schools were nationalized and put under the authority of one monstrous organization called Klebelsberg Intézményfenntartó Központ (KLIK), named after… 1,111 more words


Reflections on the First Day of School

For the school divisions in my immediate area, today was the first day of school. I know some districts have gone back earlier in August, but around here, today was the day. 569 more words