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This report card reviews the federal government's progress in 16 key policy areas at the halfway mark of their term. It finds that, despite some positive first steps, the Liberals’ ambitious talk hasn’t been backed up with the action needed to make these promises a reality. With two years left in the term, the report card includes suggested next steps to help the Liberal government fulfill the progressive agenda they committed to leading up to the election. Among the recommendations:
Governments have often turned to investments in higher education to generate hope and opportunity for young people and others seeking better jobs and social mobility.  They may have a more receptive audience now more than ever, with younger generations facing increasingly precarious work prospects.
Welcome to the new Our Schools / Our Selves! Thanks so much for your patience. No doubt you’ve noticed that this is the spring/summer issue, and it breaks the (visual) mold you’ve grown accustomed to. We have launched a major redesign to try and ensure the look of the publication is as accessible and engaging as the contents we publish. Through this process, we will be temporarily moving to double issues for the next few months.
“I am standing in a place filled with monuments for the early explorers, pioneers, and heroic settlers. I cannot help but think that this memorialization is so one-sided, so monolithic, so homogenous.
The involvement of refugee parents in their children’s education is crucial for academic success and community development. Yet, schools often struggle in promoting the involvement of newcomer parents, especially in contexts where there are language, cultural and socioeconomic challenges separating the school system and its staff from the communities and families they serve.
The involvement of refugee parents in their children’s education is crucial for academic success and community development. Yet, schools often struggle in promoting the involvement of newcomer parents, especially in contexts where there are language, cultural and socioeconomic challenges separating the school system and its staff from the communities and families they serve.
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Over the past 15 years, revenue from student tuition has tripled, public student debt has ballooned (reaching $28 billion by 2012) and working conditions for campus staff have deteriorated. It's time for renewal in our post-secondary education sector to address decades of bad policy choices.
Au cours des 15 dernières années, les recettes provenant des frais de scolarité ont triple, la dette étudiante a grimpé de manière fulgurante (atteignant 28 milliards de dollars en 2012, voir la figure 3) et les conditions de travail sur les campus se sont détériorées. Il est temps de renouveler le secteur de l’éducation postsecondaire afin de remédier aux décennies de mauvaises politiques.

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