Tag Archive | schools

Lots more savings to be had! An addendum to the previous open letter on education.

more cuts can be safely made – and not just in education

There IS room to cut responsibly in education

A letter to the Ministers of Education and Finance, outlining the basis for reasonable, sustainable, and non-cataclysmic cuts in spendign and staffing in education.

Defence of math scores doesn’t add up

Nova Scotia behind most of country By Charles Cirtwill Are we really “high flyers”? In the face of the one-two punch of atrocious high school math exam results and declining math performance in elementary grades, the province of Nova Scotia has, once again, trotted out the usual defence. We live in Canada, our standards are […]

Public Education: Who’s jumping now and is it too high?

by Bobby O’Keefe On the same day Nova Scotia Premier MacDonald suggested the NDP is willing to jump at the call of unions, his Minister of Education launched a review of the learning environment in Nova Scotia’s schools, seeking to improve, among other things, attendance and engagement problems in the education system. This came a […]

So what have you done?

by Bobby O’Keefe A month ago we released our 7th annual Report Card on Atlantic Canadian High Schools. Since the release of the report card, I’ve had several comments and questions from principals about where the information comes from, how we come up with the grades, and the like. As in past years, we’ve also […]