I Don’t Care What My Son Learns in Elementary School

I care a lot more about the environment than I do about the content For the record: I do value my son’s education. I appreciate teachers and the near-impossible task they are handed every single day: Please, educate these children. No, you may not have any more resources. No, you may not have better ventilation in yourContinue reading ” I Don’t Care What My Son Learns in Elementary School”

Funding Public Education

Change must start at the top, then work its way down Programs are useless. Programs don’t work. They are usually a flash in the pan. They’re a way for politicians to brag about the “innovative” new programming they’re funding, maybe they post something fancy on social media, and then everything returns to the status quo. Our educationContinue reading “Funding Public Education”

The Pain of Internalized Stigma

February is National Inclusive Education Month I shared this story with the previous Education Minister and received nothing but a form email from his office assistant in response. Now I’m sharing it with all of you, and with our new Education Minister, MLA Wayne Ewasko. By sharing this heartbreaking story, I hope to prevent otherContinue reading “The Pain of Internalized Stigma”

Manitoba PCs Name New Minister Of Education

He certainly can’t any do worse than the last one Mr. Ewasko brings much more experience to this role, having worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor for 17 years. Unfortunately, he takes on this portfolio during public education’s most difficult time in recent memory. Students are returning to school as the omicron variant rages across Manitoba;Continue reading “Manitoba PCs Name New Minister Of Education”

More Empty Proclamations From Our Minister of Education

All talk and no action, but in a fancy form. Manitoba’s Education Minister, the Honourable Cliff Cullen, has officially declared October to be Dyslexia Awareness Month here in Manitoba. Great! That means more resources for schools, and better supports for students, right? …Right? No? Well, what does it mean, then? Oh. Nothing? I don’t even have aContinue reading “More Empty Proclamations From Our Minister of Education”

An Open Letter to the Minister of Education

April 9, 2021 Dear Mr. Cullen, Do not assume the parents who write open letters or express concerns about the proposed changes to our education system have not read the (sparse) information provided.  We *have* read the documents and we still have very serious concerns.  Stop insulting the intelligence of Manitobans.  With all due respect,Continue reading “An Open Letter to the Minister of Education”