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Catholic school districts dispute poor marks on LGBTQ policy report card

Despite new laws and a ministerial order, some Alberta school boards’ policies fail to protect LGBTQ staff, students and their families, according to a new analysis by Public Interest Alberta… 845 more words

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Super-fast education policy fantasies

Ben Williamson

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In recent years the pace of education policy has begun to pick up speed. As new kinds of policy influencers such as international organizations, businesses, consultancies and think tanks have entered into educational debates and decision-making processes, the production of evidence and data to support policy development has become more spatially distributed across sectors and institutions and invested with more temporal urgency too. 2,362 more words

Neoliberal education is a system of trickle down power: let’s not be diverted by neoliberal stunts

Hekia Parata is making a flurry of pathetic education announcements because she can, and because she needs to: she can in the sense that the achievement performance of schools is good enough – courtesy of all the high stakes inflation provided by you (in a general sense) – so why not parade being on top and in control? 1,675 more words

Education Policy

How to Solve the Student Debt Problem: Grow the Economy Faster!

Based on a post I wrote last fall, “Solving the Student Debt Problem,” and a recent Op Ed by the economics journalist, Robert Samuelson, “ 300 more words

Jack Heidel

Courage, Craft and Character

There are three things I believe are necessary for success in product development, and perhaps in other endeavors in Life as well.

Courage. You need the courage to dream on a very wide canvas, the courage to fail and make mistakes, the courage to acknowledge what can defeat you and persist in your efforts to resolve it. 304 more words


QPEC: What’s going on in education policy?

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC convenor,  says that QPEC supports the concerns of many other groups about two recently announced policy proposals.

“The first is that additional special education support be given to the early childhood sector.   312 more words