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Karin Litzcke
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Self-represented litigant, systems analyst
Self-represented litigant, systems analyst

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McGill and the issue that shall not be named
The tempest over the recent conflict
between McGill University and one of its professors is bringing into the public
sphere a tidal wave of academics and journalists spouting righteous indignation
about the issue of academic freedom. McGill professor and fo...

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Zombie Universities and their Experts
Most of this blog is about the K-12 school system, but there are two reasons why it is important for analysts to also examine the post-secondary school system.  First, everything in K-12 is the spawn of the university system. Faculties of "Education" have a...

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Statement in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision on the appeal of 2014 BCSC 121 - 2015 BCCA 184:
My involvement in this case goes back to the events that triggered it in the first place in the 1998-2002 period, and since 2013 I have made four court applications so far to ask the courts to consider the engaged legal interests of parents, children, and t...

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Guess Harder: How "whole language" "teachers" instruct kids to "read."


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Rape School
I haven't posted here much since I started my new blog, The Court Jester, partly because that's been an outlet for what's most on my mind, but also because it sometimes seems like there is nothing new to say in education. The power gradient is fixed, and re...

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Parody: if my dentist worked the way judges do
Two days after my last appearance in court, I went to the dentist for a filling. As I lay there in the classic dental work position, I got to thinking how much more fun it is having your teeth drilled than it is being in court. Part of this is because my de...

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Parody: if my dentist worked the way judges do
Two days after my last appearance in court, I went to the dentist for a filling. As I lay there in the classic dental work position, I got to thinking how much more fun it is having your teeth drilled than it is being in court. Part of this is because my de...

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Orphan "letter to the editor"
In perusing newspaper clippings from the 1990s lately, I am struck by how much variety of voice and opinion there was in the local press. It was the time of Year 2000 and the move to provincial bargaining, and not only was there voice, but also, the governm...

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Behind the romance of "class size matters:" what does it cost?
It's my privilege to post a guest blog post today. Bobbi Fox lives in the BC interior and is exactly the kind of citizen all the paid stakeholders in the school system say they are trying to produce: critical thinker, lifelong learner, good at math.  Howeve...

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Some 1993 clippings about Vancouver and BC school matters
A little glimpse into 1993 budgeting at the Vancouver School Board.
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