The pitfalls of policing what people say and think

To argue that writers may not write from the perspective of another culture limits the broader culture’s imagination and understanding

The pitfalls of policing what people say and thinkIt was a poorly lobbed joke that went off in Hal Niedzviecki’s hand. Last week, Niedzviecki wrote in a column for Write magazine that he was “exhausted” by the immutable whiteness of white Canadian authors. As a cure to this affliction, he proposed a contest to encourage writers to explore “the lives of people who…

In-class activism replacing real education

Activist "teachers" are no longer teaching children how to think, but what to think. Is that what we want for our children?

In-class activism replacing real educationIssues such as Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, multiculturalism, feminism, indigenous culture, identity politics and environmental stewardship have gained places in our public schools. But where does such activism fit in classrooms and government-mandated curriculums? One of the more contentious discussions among students training to be teachers at Canadian universities is whether to include social justice…

Teacher’s ‘me too’ clause puts Alberta in a fiscal squeeze

The stakes in collective bargaining sessions remain high. Alberta faces a $10.3-billion budget deficit with more big deficits planned

Teacher’s ‘me too’ clause puts Alberta in a fiscal squeezeBy Ben Eisen and Angela MacLeod The Fraser Institute Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s government recently reached a tentative short-term agreement with the Alberta Teachers’ Association. The deal must still be ratified. According to news reports, the union accepted a salary freeze. That may leave some Albertans thinking teachers won’t get any raises. It’s not quite that simple.…

5 job options you have with a civil engineering degree

A look at the possible career paths on offer after you’ve obtained your online civil engineering degree

5 job options you have with a civil engineering degreeIf you have an interest in engineering it’s now possible to obtain your civil engineering degree online by using one of the many online degree programs that Ohio University has on offer. The construction industry is crying out for talented individuals with engineering qualifications to start a career on one of the many engineering paths…

When a degree isn’t enough to get you a job

An entry-level job teaches many things you don’t learn in school: getting to work on time; getting along; dealing with deadlines and customers

When a degree isn’t enough to get you a jobCareer prospects become so discouraging for many educated young people that the British weekly magazine The Economist writes about young people who have given up looking for work and live in their parents' basement playing video games. Similarly, Canadian newspapers are publishing articles telling parents how to kick their grown children out of the house. We’re not talking…
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