Fixing Our Schools

“We should not discard educational practices merely because they are traditional. Rather, we should respect and sustain educational practices—both traditional and modern—that are proven to be successful.” ~ Michael Zwaagstra

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Recent Articles

The no-zero policy finally gets a failing grade

October 10, 2017 Published by Troy Media The long-standing no-zero policy in Newfoundland and Labrador schools is no more. The chief executive officer of the English School District recently announced that teachers are once again free to deduct[...]

Provincial achievement tests are still important

September 7, 2017 Published by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy Every year thousands of Alberta students take driver education classes in hopes of passing the all-important written and practical driving test. These classes are taught throu[...]

Content knowledge is the foundation of quality education

September 1, 2017 Published by the Waterloo Record Content-rich instruction may not be as flashy as some of the educational alternatives but it's a whole lot more effective. Educators have long debated the importance of specific content [...]