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”

More Walking, Less Talking

Walking the walk, as in effecting meaningful change I am a neurodiversity and mental health advocate. Supporting and safeguarding the mental health of neurodivergent and disabled people is a significant part of my work every single day. So why would I despite a campaign that claims to support improving mental health, and battling stigma? IContinue reading “More Walking, Less Talking”

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”

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Education

Creating welcoming classrooms, schools, and communities Possibilities This morning I learned that a school division in our province has created a brand new position, Divisional Principal of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Services. I also learned that the person hired into the position is an intelligent, highly qualified black woman who is working on aContinue reading “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Education”