This is my research on Fracking.
This is no fracking joke. Media reports that fracking is a serious environmental concern across the globe and/or it’s the future of jobs, energy and saving everything we love from certain death. Some predict an economic boom, others predict environmental gloom.
Nova Scotia, like many thoughtful places in the world, is trying to figure out fracking.
What’s it going to be? To frack or not to frack?
OK! Let’s Go!
Lots of folks have asked what I would recommend doing regarding the teachers contract.
Here’s what I would recommend…
It’s not a simple fix and I want to “show my work” because I think that process matters - so this is not a short note.
None of this is intended to be even an implied criticism of contemporary school teachers. We have many fine teachers in our schools. Most of them, however, are required to spend so much time on so many things having nothing to do with the basic education that they were trained to do that they have little opportunity to teach. The good teachers are also victims of the systems and ideologies "educationists" have imposed on our schools, which we are not prepared for or able to finance properly under the current system.
For those looking for a simple ‘yes or no’ quick fix easy-way answer to this complex problem faced in uncertain and changing times… well, I don’t have that.
I do have a process to follow and ideas, including the notion of a "non-stoppage strike", that I will work as a citizen to see pursued now, at the next election, and as the next contract negotiation comes up in the not distant future.
Writing about life, citizenship, and Nova Scotia.