The news cycle for the “BC Ministry of Education official commissions a $16,000 education report from a 19-year-old high school graduate he met at a wedding” got extended one more day, catching the attention of folks at the centre of the universe.
Today’s National Post ran a story by Tristin Hopper, “B.C.’s ‘superintendent of achievement’ under fire for commissioning $16K education report from 19-year-old he met at wedding.” Hopper’s piece is a good overview of the imbroglio. And, if you haven’t read Vyas’ final report, Hopper offers an accurate analysis of it and adds commentary from Jonathan Dyck, a teacher at B.C.’s Langley Education Centre, and yours truly.
The National Post article caught the attention of the folks at CBC Radio and as a result I did a short interview with Carol Off on “As It Happens” this afternoon. You can listen to a podcast of the show here, my bits start just after the 15:00 mark, but you should listen to the entire show because there are some wonderful clips, stories, and quotes from and about Farley Mowat throughout; and they close this episode with Ronnie Hawkin’s “Mary Lou”.