Thank you for the gracious pat on the back, BBC, but let's look at more data before policy makers and universities believe their "achievements."
A high-quality education's effectiveness is determined by the quality of its teachers - teacher education, skills and training.
The worst experience I recall from high school would be the grade 12 academic advising. I remember being very excited because I had managed to earn an 85 per cent average after three difficult years. As I sat down with my guidance counsellor, he told me that trade school would be suitable for my perceived skills.
Our society has come to a fork in the road: we must decide the core values that will drive social policy in the future. Ontarians have big ideas and want bold approaches to address persistent human rights problems, and we agree. Our work has the most impact when we amplify the voices of the most marginalized people, and when the public echoes our human rights message and demands action.
We need to cultivate generations of young adults who have been educated through an unbiased curriculum that has helped them understand how the world works today, and how it actually should when they take on their roles as global citizens.
Canada recently won the World Cup of Hockey, solidifying our hockey supremacy. However, outside of Canada, no one really cares about hockey. What's worse is that we are far from dominant on many important international metrics.
'Ithaca is gorges,' proclaim both the t-shirts found throughout New York State and the first words of the Ithaca tourism
School is expensive. Here are ways you can pay for it from the AOL Partner Studio.
Informed insight and open minds are key to education, but there are forces in modern society that seek to create narrow, one-dimensional mindsets and thinking. And this affects us all, including educators. For example, extremely well-funded PR machines are working behind the scenes with agritech/chemical companies and food manufacturers to develop effective techniques, educational material and TV advertising to get kids hooked on harmful food and to misrepresent certain issues.
Millennials are now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce, and within the next few years will begin to get real responsibility and influence in shaping our country's future. With the school year now behind us, it's a great time to think about what the future holds for education in Canada and how millennial attitudes will shape this future.