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Thinking about the 3 Rs: reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic and how their forced spelling, to meet the three “R” requirement, seems to condone a kind of elected ignorance.
If we put the letters back we get “W”, “A”, and “R”; or we get “R”, “A”, and “W”. RAW WAR. There is the subliminal suggestion that what we have really been having our children learn is raw war. Under all our educative efforts is this idea of competitive obliteration.
There is a…Continue
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With the end of the school year drawing near we find ourselves reflecting over past events. This may not be an item of discussion but more a time to share the positive.After nine years last week I had my last meeting as School Council Chair. We…Continue
As a parent, I have had many questions and concerns about awards and award ceremonies over the years as my children moved through the grades. I often felt I was in the minority with my concerns, and it was often difficult to articulate my concerns…Continue
Over the last decade, Ontario has had great success increasing high school graduation rates and sending more graduates on to university, college, or apprenticeships. But some students still do not share equally in that educational success, and many…Continue
Anelia is the co-chair of the Near North District School Board Parent Involvement Committee, school council chair at Parry Sound High School and a school council member at the elementary school. The mother of four children, Anelia has been actively involved at her Board, attending board and committee meetings, giving parent input on current Education issues. Anelia is a member of the People for Education Network, and you’ll often find her giving a warm welcome to new community members. Follow her on Twitter at @aneliacoppes.
Annie is the Executive Director of People for Education. The mother of two daughters, Annie has worked for the last 16 years to keep public education in the public eye. She attended 12 schools between kindergarten and grade 12, which may have been how she acquired her passion for public education. Annie is the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy work. She has spoken at conferences across the country and is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues. Follow her on Twitter at @anniekidder.
Heather has been actively involved in education for many years, serving on her school council, Regional School Council, and the Kawartha Pine Ridge Parent Involvement Committee. She is the mother of two boys, and knows how to get a good discussion going here in the community. Heather is a member of the People for Education Network, and when she’s not talking education, she enjoys chocolate, knitting and Criminal Minds. Follow her on Twitter at @UberParent.
Our northernmost moderator, Sheila is a member of the Lakehead District School Board Parent Involvement Committee and the People for Education Network. She is a mother of two daughters and works part-time as a literacy/ESL teacher supporting adult newcomers. Sheila is committed to connecting and collaborating with all education stakeholders in support of student learning. Sheila enjoys connecting other parents and educators in conversations, and can regularly be found tweeting education gems from different corners of the world. Follow her on Twitter at @sheilaspeaking.
Jacqui is the Director of Outreach and Parent Support at People for Education and school council chair at her high school. The mother of two boys, Jacqui loves to connect with parents. At P4E, she helps to develop parent tip sheets, coordinates the People for Education Network, provides parent support, and runs workshops to help engage parents in their children’s education. When she’s not doing that, she’s either tatting or trying to keep up with Sheila on Twitter. Follow her on Twitter at @jacquistrachan.