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Rebuttal to Dr. Pushor's Article in The Conversation

Recently there's been a bit of a kerfuffle in Saskatchewan as math performance has tanked.  Those of us who have been watching for a while, aren't too surprised, yet we were just curious when it would happen.  Saskatchewan isn't immune to edu fads and progressive child centred teaching strategies, and their curricula guidelines aren't too different from other provinces which have seen similar nosedives in their academic performance as well.

What I take great exception to, is we now have some emerging from the world of academia pointing out that "parent engagement" is crucial in order to improve academic achievement. The writing couldn't be more clearer on the wall regarding the proliferation of constructivist pedagogy and weak curricula, yet we now have "experts" from curriculum departments telling us we need parents to get more involved in their child's education.

This is why I'm adamantly opposed to raising awareness about "parent…

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