Facts and clarity hard to find in education discussion

Education continues to be a burning issue in Nova Scotia. The issue is vast, engaging people from the parents wait for the snow delayed “cut summit” between NDP Minister of Education Ramona Jennex no scheduled for Tuesday, to the 2,000 plus post secondary students demanding a tuition freeze during Wednesday’s blizzard. The snow is not the only blizzard affecting all sides of the education debate. A veritable white-out of confusion, misinformation and conflicting facts has obscured the debate.


My requests of the consultants

I have sent a letter to the consultants, and all the elected folks, in a reformat of the last post. I added on these requests: I am requesting you consider incorporating the following concerns into this process: • The calculation of capacity on the peninsula needs to be revised. If you accept that just one classroom in each school, as an average, is being used for ancillary program delivery but is being counted as empty, that removes almost 500 so read more


"If a bunch of people clap…"

This article is reprinted from the Citadelschools.ca site.  “We are here hoping to find direction from you.” said Maureen O’Shaughnessy, lead consultant and chief spokesperson for the Imagine Our Schools process. It is unlikely she did. In a meeting that stretched to over three hours long, there was not a lot clear and unequivocal direction to be found. Held at Citadel High, about 150 parents and administrators took in a slide show presenting four options, based on “community input.” Here read more







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