Federal elections are exciting. The needs and wants of Canadians take centre stage, in the headlines, at dinner tables, and at the watercooler. Party leaders traverse the country to pitch their visions of the future. A frenzied media churns out opinion on daily horserace polling that tracks who’s up, who’s down and who’s out. Then […]
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Before I was president of the National Education Association (NEA), I was a sixth-grade teacher in Utah.
Sometimes the lines in political and ideological fights are blurry; a series of skirmishes viewed by most from the sidelines with mild interest. This is not one of those times. The gap between those of us who are determined to solve the inequality and climate change threatening all aspects of our lives, and those who […]
“On Education & Democracy; 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession is, first and foremost, meant to support classroom teachers; fighting their daily battles, confronting education authorities, governments and engaging with the community. We appeal to their professional ideals, to their ambition to make a difference for their students and the societies in which they grow […]
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead To the casual observer, or even an experienced one, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are daunting. The 17 Goals and the multitude of targets accompanying them appear overwhelming when […]
Right now, a groundswell of engagement around the election is happening in communities throughout Canada. Canadians are taking their responsibility to vote seriously and dedicating hours to the endeavour. They are engaging in debate and discussion about the future of our country, researching the party platforms, consuming news from different sources, evaluating the leaders, and […]