Tag: Alberta Education

Accountability in Education

Earlier this year, the Minister of Education, Thomas Lukaszuk,¬†communicated that the provincial government spends 33 million dollars daily to fund education in Alberta. For the average Albertan, that number is staggering and in all likelihood¬†elicits¬†questions like, “Where are they spending that type of money?” or “Why are they spending that amount of money?” These questions …

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What’s really important in education?

Like most parents, I remember very clearly the day that our son and our daughter were born. Holding them in my arms that first time, I can guarantee you my first thoughts were not, “I sure hope they do well on their Provincial Achievement and Diploma Exams!” In fact, when I think back to their …

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