Posts Categorized: Antigonish2

our education system stumbles into the future

It’s back to school time and education issues come to the fore with a provincial election in a few weeks. According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized – but it’s not just education. Addressing the problems of centralization is an issue with all established institutions as we shift from… Read more »

Keep democracy in education

Modern Education was the Result of a Shotgun Wedding I liken our dominant educational structure as the offspring of a shotgun wedding between industrialists who needed literate workers to operate their machinery, and progressives who wanted to lift up the common person from poverty and drudgery. It wasn’t an easy marriage, and the children are… Read more »

thoughts on public education

Everything I know, I did not learn in kindergarten. I didn’t go to kindergarten. Perhaps that was good, as that was the year that my father died, and I still did not speak much English anyway. It could have made for a stressful year. No kindergarten meant I could start school a bit later and… Read more »