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  • When the instant contract comes up for renewal about two and half years hence, it is quite possible that both participants will have substantial changes in Leadership…

    Bob MacKenzie | February 19, 2017 | Reply

  • Who do you trust amongst all the ‘normal’ acrimony? Could the citizens expect a proper respect for this apparent problem at its legislature? Can it hand off to constitutional clarification?

    There’s enough blame for western world education system dysfunction to share with all of society. If teachers insist that ‘working conditions’ are lowering possible Nova Scotian competitive advantage, then let’s fix it before the next dark age sets in . But that fix won’t be ‘normal’ !

    Gordon a.... | February 18, 2017 | Reply

  • This teachers contract dispute has shown that the government and the union both failed Communications 101.

    Both sides wanted public support, but did a terrible job at including the public in the discussion. The political “parties” were even worse.

    The time has come to measure “investment ” of the dollars and of the output of the education system , and that includes our universities. Break down the costs, Break open the salary budgets, break open the pension funds and then show how well the system is producing successful students .You hire data entry people to do data entry that doesn’t necessarily have to be done by teachers. You measure overtime just like the private sector . You measure and reward parent involvement . You conduct audits and “inspections” of every core part of the operation . You make sure every student can read and write , do math and and do coding , and know their country and how to manage money, and finally have “streams” that allow those with the skills to match with companies who are also involved in delivering “education” from Grades 9-12 .. Aim for the highest !!!! Use schools as community centers and places for minj- versions of Access Nova Scotia !!! or even health clinics.

    Peter S | February 17, 2017 | Reply

    • Thanks Peter


      Bill | February 17, 2017 | Reply

    • Well said Peter.

      barry h | February 18, 2017 | Reply

  • Given a fully paid week of non teaching in February would it be appropriate for the Government to cancel March break week?

    Nicholas Carson | February 17, 2017 | Reply

  • This and other pieces Bill has written on education are essential to understanding this dispute. They’re great contributions to the debate.

    Kevin | February 17, 2017 | Reply