Monthly Archives: October 2013

The state of this province

On Tous le Monde en Parle last night, PQ Minister Réjean Hébert showed his great concern that patients in hospitals should be free from the worry of their Doctor or Nurse wearing a hijab.

The idea that *this* is his priority, when Quebec hospitals and healthcare in general is in such a poor state? It’s pathetic. Time for an election and time to kick these sad clowns out.

“Those ostentatious symbols create a distance, and they could cause certain problems in the relationship between the nurse, the doctor and the patient, and that’s what should be avoided,” he said.

Read the story on The Montreal Gazette here.

Personally, I’m interested in educated, highly competent people who care about their patients. The idea that this government is actually concerned about their religion, or what they wear? 

Holy crap, this is ignorance beyond compare.

Aha! This is why the keep cutting money from education! Long term effort to expand their base! Keep ’em ignorant! I get it now…  they’re brilliant. Uh huh.

Truly,

Steve

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Not a great fan of Diane Ravitch, but this note on the “Common Core” is something we should understand

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/10/19/why-school-reform-fails/

Diane Ravitch has gone a little overboard with her seeming endless hate for “school reform” and the role private business might play in it, but this note from a Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry presents exactly why a strict adherence to the “Common Core” is not the right path to follow.

Though the term “Common Core” is mainly associated with the USA these days, we too follow a similar path with age based groupings and the hugely specific benchmarks defined by MELS for what each student should have mastered at any given point.

I don’t know who he is, but he’s right.

Truly,

Steve

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