My High School Kids, My Teacher Husband, And The Public School Crisis

My High School Kids, My Teacher Husband, And The Public School Crisis

08.21.2014
My kids are lost in the shuffle because they are not at the very top or the very bottom. They could use more teacher face time but it isn't...
If Students Were Money And Schools Were Banks, Then Teachers Would Be...

If Students Were Money And Schools Were Banks, Then Teachers Would Be...

08.21.2014
Begin additional duties during entire contract term including: motivational speaker, crisis care manager, strategist, behavioral specialist,...
I Will Hold The Line For B.C.'s Public Education System

I Will Hold The Line For B.C.'s Public Education System

08.21.2014
For the angry ones who rage in class, and the sad ones whose arms bear scars and who cannot eat, but also cannot get a counsellor, #IWillHoldTheLine....
Teachers Create Satirical Christy Clark Board Game

Teachers Create Satirical Christy Clark Board Game

08.20.2014
Two B.C. teachers have created a satirical board game that lets you "race across British Columbia to shut down schools, privatize the industry...
Why Supporting Students With Special Needs Benefits Us All

Why Supporting Students With Special Needs Benefits Us All

08.19.2014
What if we looked at the whole concept of benefits in a different way. Who actually benefits when we support students whose brains work...
A Conversation Between B.C. Parents During Teachers' Strike

A Conversation Between B.C. Parents During Teachers' Strike

08.15.2014
"I say we just gather parents to teach students in the schools this September, until an agreement can be reached!" says one of the dads....
What Is It With B.C. Government And Expensive, Poorly Managed Computer Projects?

What Is It With B.C. Government And Expensive, Poorly Managed Computer Projects?

08.15.2014
Taxpayers deserve to know why these projects are going over budget, why they are failing, and precisely what government plans to do about...
Mediator Agrees To Monitor Teacher Contract Talks

Mediator Agrees To Monitor Teacher Contract Talks

The Canadian Press  08.14.2014
VANCOUVER - Veteran mediator Vince Ready is making himself available in an attempt to end the acrimonious dispute involving British Columbia's...
Fired-Up 'Prince Of Pot' Returns Home After U.S. Jail Term

Fired-Up 'Prince Of Pot' Returns Home After U.S. Jail Term

Allison Jones, The Canadian Press  08.12.2014
WINDSOR, Ont. - Canada's self-styled "Prince of Pot" returned to a raucous welcome from supporters Tuesday after serving his U.S. sentence...
Beware Hasty, Unwise Policy Decisions After Mount Polley

Beware Hasty, Unwise Policy Decisions After Mount Polley

08.12.2014
It's one thing to seek to learn from a disaster and it's another thing to incite emotional responses to promote hasty, unwise public policy...
The Alberta Billionaire, A B.C. Mine And Clark's Liberals

The Alberta Billionaire, A B.C. Mine And Clark's Liberals

08.12.2014
Nearly half of Imperial Metal's donations were made after Christy Clark was sworn in as premier, while $45,720 of Mount Polley's donations...
B.C. First Nations Treaty Process Challenged In Court

B.C. First Nations Treaty Process Challenged In Court

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  08.11.2014
VANCOUVER - A stack of overlapping land claims by First Nations is a "cancer" within British Columbia's treaty process, says a prominent...
Time Running Out For Province-Teacher Deal

Time Running Out For Province-Teacher Deal

08.11.2014
The provincial government says bargaining that started on Friday, after weeks of no meetings between the two sides, will resume with the...
We're Too Busy Making Money

We're Too Busy Making Money

08.11.2014
Income disparity also means that working and living in the same place is a luxury few of us can afford -- not just in third world countries,...