October 21/13 Board Meeting: The Record Off The Record: 3.5% For CUPE, 10% For Trustees?

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The growing emphasis on “school choice” is marketization of public education, creating a retail model that encourages and demands competition amongst schools just as any retail operation competes for customers. Continue reading

SD61 Board Meeting, June 17, 2013: The Record Off The Record: It Sounds So Nice

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“There are also more than 100 academies in B.C. public schools offering specialized sports programs and charging fees ranging from several hundred dollars to more than one thousand.” Continue reading

June 10/13: The Record Off The Record: Ed Policy / OPPS Combined: What Do Trustees Do?

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“In accordance with community interests and legislative requirements, governors (trustees) develop policies …Administrators are responsible primarily for determining how to accomplish the broad goals the board establishes. ” (British Columbia School Trustees Association ) Continue reading