Its 6 am in the morning and after grabbing a coffee, I’m sitting back in bed with my laptop propped on a pillow on my lap. It’s been 6 months since my kids went to school and looking back, opting not to send them in June at half capacity seems suddenly silly considering we areContinue reading Reflections on Covid, the BCED back to school plan… and why we have to get it right.
In 2015, we had Paige’s story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paige-death-government-release-report-1.3280603 In 2016, it was Nick’s story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3015820/bc-childrens-watchdog-report-on-death-of-15-year-old-nick-lang-released/ And here we are just days into the second month of 2017…and we have Alex’s story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/children-s-advocate-says-province-failed-teen-at-abbotsford-hotel-1.3968887 “On a mid-September morning in 2015, in an act of obvious desperation, an 18-year- old Métis youth named Alex took his own life byContinue reading Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?
Its amazing what a difference a few weeks and a lack of press coverage makes when it comes to making hard decisions that will permanently impact an entire neighbourhood in Surrey. Just weeks ago, parents and residents in West Panorama/Sullivan were celebrating a short lived victory after council voted to send a contentious proposal toContinue reading **updated: Why not much will ever really change in the oligarchy of Surrey…until the council does
The ongoing friction between school boards vs. Education Minister Mike Bernier heated up yesterday,thanks to this: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016EDUC0063-001189 “I am disappointed that the Vancouver School Board chose to go against the School Act by failing to adopt a balanced budget. “Our offer was a simple one – we gave them the go-ahead to sell Kingsgate MallContinue reading Things that make you go Hmmmmm, Mike Bernier vs VSB edition