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Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university

Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university Vancouver Observer October 7, 2016 Vancouver, the city of disparities, is faced with polar opposites in its educational system. The contrast between K-12 schools and the university in … Continue reading

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Public education’s No. 1 enemy—capitalism

In a Z-Net commentary published yesterday, Boris Kagarlitsky describes what he sees as some of the problems with current education policy in Russia, including: forcing university-bound students to take unified state exams against the strong objections of educators, students and parents; … Continue reading

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VSB v. BC Ministry of Education or how neoliberalism operates in your own backyard

“Think globally and act locally” may be trite catchphrase, but thinking globally can give us insight into the current feud between the Vancouver School Board and the Ministry of Education. Faced with a $16 million budget shortfall, the Vancouver trustees, … Continue reading

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