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05
Mar
Unpacking Acadia's problem child

Unpacking Acadia's problem child

When we think about suppression of free speech, we usually assume orthodoxy vs. heresy; arbitrary authority vs. dissent; prudery and hypocrisy vs. candor.
Today, attempts to curb speech are more likely from contending blocs in what we can loosely call the culture wars, gender wars and identity wars.
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04
Mar
Embedded in the education system

Embedded in the education system

 
I have a very unusual, if not unique take on the public education system. For a number of years, I was a writer and researcher in the Nova Scotia Education Department. My background in university teaching and journalism made me an anomaly — rather like an intellectual embed in the education system.
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04
Feb
A gov’t report with actual substance

A gov’t report with actual substance

Finally, a report on the Nova Scotia education system that is focused, cogent, coherent, and completed in a space of around three months. Kudos to Avis Glaze.

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22
Jan
The personal & the political

The personal & the political

The modern feminist movement, as distinguished from the suffragette movement of a century ago, emerged in the 1960s. One of its principal mantras or talking points was: the personal is the political.

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