Category: Education

School closures: it’s time for VSB staff to explain why enrolment will fall as family units, density rise

Now that provincial education minister Mike Bernier has suddenly eliminated the 95 percent capacity requirement from the school funding debate, it’s time to challenge Vancouver School Board’s claim that enrolment will stagnate or fall in neighbourhoods where density is rising. That… Read More

Trudeau’s ban on spanking echoes Eileen Dailly’s ban of the strap, which rocked Barrett’s NDP in 1973

The Trudeau government’s vow to ban spanking, as proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is fuelling a controversy on corporal punishment that recalls a similar decision that unexpectedly rocked Dave Barrett’s NDP government in 1973. Gary Mason,… Read More

Reality check: when it comes to public education, Greens oust Bacchus, pick NPA to run school board

Civic voters who cast ballots for Green Party candidates, thinking the Greens were generally aligned with Vision Vancouver, got a big reality check last night when Green school trustee Janet Fraser cast her deciding vote to reject top… Read More