The Fraser Institute released its elementary school report today and some of our local schools didn’t fare very well on their scale of achievement. Now whether you like or dislike the idea of the Fraser Institute’s methodology of statistic gathering, the issue does give us a chance to discuss our educational system in the Northwest.
And frankly, anything that can take us away from the juvenile ramblings in the latest Wasteland forums can’t be all bad.Â (Cmon’ folks using the f bomb and using refernces to bodily fluids and functions doesn’t really represent your arguments all that well) Â
I did up a thing on my blog (gratuitous plug) about the report and have a bunch of links that might be worthwhile for folks looking to learn more about the issue, CKNW did a pretty interesting job of discussing the Fraser Institute’s reports, with guests on boths sides of the issue (I have a link to their audio vault for those wishing to listen in)
I have linked the actual report features in the story as well and also provided the Daily News’ coverage of it today.
An item of note, the author of the report Peter Cowley will actually be in Prince rupert on Wednesday to talk to the public at CHSS at 7:30 pm, might be an interesting meeting to take in, if you’re interested in education in the area.
At any rate, take some time from dumping on each other in the wasteland and take a look at an issue that should be of concern to everyone in the Northwest.Â Â
I look forward to reading some of the comments from the fine folk of htmf about the state of education in the area.