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The Cost of Authorizing Minnesota's Charter Schools Report

In 2009, the Legislature enacted a number of amendments to Minnesota’s charter school law involving the authorizing of chartered public schools. Among the amendments was a new funding formula schools pay to authorizers to conduct their oversight responsibilities, and a requirement for authorizers to publicly account for the authorizing fees they collect from schools through an annual income and expenditure report submitted to the Commissioner of Education. 79 more words


International Trade Law Professional Interview

Please tell how did you end up in such an offbeat, unconventional and interesting career?

As a humanities student in secondary school in India, Neeraj R.S. 464 more words

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Last year was a notable one for many reasons, but I’ll recount a series of related experiences to illustrate the theme of this blog post. The names of persons included in my narrative are fictionalized, to respect their privacy. 1,410 more words

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Diversity and Rights: The Evolution of Pluralism

Niha Shahzad

Canada is often lauded by other countries for its policies on equality and diversity. In 1986, the UN even awarded the Nansen Award to the people of Canada for their constant contribution to the cause of refugees, the only time the award was given to a nation. 958 more words

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The Federation: Is Canadian Federalism Fit to Meet the Challenges of the Future?

Scott Surphlis

National anniversaries often act as symbolic moments of reflection and reawakening. Indeed, Canada’s 150th anniversary has proven to be no different.

Fifty years ago, centennial euphoria swept the nation. 1,078 more words

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Intergenerational Equity and Social Policy

Jasmine Lam

At the Canada 150 Conference, Carolyn Tuohy (University of Toronto) moderated a panel  on Intergenerational Equity and Social Policy featuring John Myles (University of Toronto), Daniel Béland, (University of Saskatchewan) and Joseph Heath (University of Toronto). 864 more words

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