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

Recent Articles

Report cards: Teachers should be free to say what they really think

March 18, 2015 Published in the Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia Education Minister Karen Casey has demonstrated achievement of some of the learning outcomes for this year. She recognizes that parents deserve to receive report cards that [...]

Handwriting is still an important skill

January 22, 2015 Published in the National Post. Many progressive educators believe that handwriting is obsolete in the 21st century. It isn’t hard to see how they came to this conclusion. Computers are everywhere and an increasing number[...]

No-zero policies just as misguided as ever

January 14, 2015 Published in The Telegram (St. John's, NL) Never underestimate the staying power of a bad idea, especially in education. The no-zero policy in Newfoundland and Labrador schools is a prime example. It’s been almost four years[...]