What value is Public Education?

The question deserves some context of course. There are some who feel the system is struggling under government intervention intended to keep one group of politicians in power by managing to hold on to a large socially liberal voting base. The criticism is that by capitulating to union demands and the apparent ensuing soaring labour
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    It doesn’t matter if the mayor oversees a large urban centre, regional district or a small rural area, the role is the same, but the priorities are more locally centred. And the compensation varies. The mayor is not an emperor, the single arbiter of public safety, or princess charming looking after her flock
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Everyone’s capacity to learn is different. But, so also are the skills and curiosity within the learner. How does the institution of education, at all levels, take advantage of the strengths individuals bring to the hallways? In this environment of defining those around us through labels, society has tried to simplify: it’s much more complex
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Is standardized testing effective in Ontario? Let’s examine this. The entire process for requiring testing in grades 3, 6, 9 and 10, in the areas of math and literacy, was legislated in Ontario in 1995.  The premise was valid insofar as there were so many differing outcomes in schools across the province, in these areas
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