All students deserve a learning environment that is free of political indoctrination If you’ve been around for a while, you probably remember the phrase “politically correct.” Being called politically correct was not a compliment. Instead, it meant that you had an unhealthy obsession with not offending anyone, even if you had to say some rather
America is taking a tentative step to help students. Canada needs to do much more to make post-secondary education affordable for all American President Joe Biden is wiping US$10,000 in federal student loan debt for those with incomes under $125,000 a year or households that earn less than $250,000. He is also cancelling an additional
‘I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it’
approach criticism as feedback then it covers both what has been done right and it serves as a pathway to what can yet be accomplished – with more confidence, ease, technique and support.
21st century learning advocates fail to recognize that critical thinking cannot take place when you know something about a subject The recent presidential election campaign was one of the worst in U.S. history. As the two candidates slugged it out, neither showed much interest in intelligent engagement. In many ways, it was a campaign of
Social determinants like education, employment, early childhood development, housing, food security are critical to children’s health When parents bring a child into a clinic, they seek help for an acute illness or a longer-term problem. They expect the child can get a prescription from their health-care provider that will improve their immediate and lifelong health.
I think of myself as being blessed and fortunate in my life. I had the opportunity to experience life both as an impoverished and successful person and have the privilege of influencing and helping people change their life. As the Chinese proverb says if you want to plan for one year plant rice, if you want to plan for ten years plant trees if you want to plan for a century educate people.
Could a mid- to late-career return to college make sense for you? It’s essential to evaluate whether this is a financially risky move. In recent years, older Americans have been heading back to school part-time and during evenings in greater numbers than students of typical college age. According to the National Center for Education Statistics,
Back-to-school spending isn’t just about clothes and markers anymore. In 2014, Forbes reported that Accenture estimated (http://newsroom.accenture.com/images/20020/Graphic.pdf) that nearly half of respondents reported they would spend $500 or more on back-to-school expenses, including not only clothes and desk supplies, but electronics as well. Yet there’s one more aspect of back-to-school spending that’s growing and can
Ensure that young Canadians can obtain working holiday visas as easily and for as long as foreigners coming here Every year, about 60,000 foreign young people aged 18 to 30 take advantage of the reciprocal working holiday agreements that Canada has with some 28 countries. Such agreements allow young people from these countries to visit