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Op-eds | October 09, 2013

Online charter schools pose risk to public system

For adults, falling leaves evoke Norman Rockwell scenes of school drop-offs, homework and planning Halloween costumes. For a growing number of students in North America, that picture is totally different.  Rather than hoisting a backpack and throwing leaves in the school playground, on Monday morning a lone child sits at a computer at home and logs into a standardized off-the-shelf web-based program.

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Tagged with: education | privatization
Op-eds | February 06, 2010

Alberta families pay most in Canada for health, education, and utilities

Albertans are waiting for the provincial budget next week, when it is expected the Conservative government will be cutting health, education, and community services in ways we have not seen since the early 1990s. But Albertans will not just be bracing for larger classes, longer emergency room waits, or fewer services for vulnerable people. Budget cuts also mean families will see more of their take-home pay get eaten up by fees for public services, when we already pay more than any other Canadians for health care, education, child care, and home utilities.

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Tagged with: Alberta budget 2010 | budget announcements | education | healthcare | service cuts | utilities

 

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