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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Ben Levin

Ben Levin is a professor and Canada Research Chair at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He previously served as deputy minister of education in Manitoba and in Ontario. This essay was written with the generous support of Max Bell Foundation, as part of the 40th Anniversary Max Bell Essays and Lectures.

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Getting to Better Schools

The promise—and pitfalls—of educational reform June 2013
Although many Canadians do not believe it, the international evidence shows that Canada has one of the most effective public education systems in the world. In various international studies, Canadian students rank well compared to most other countries. Just as importantly, the gap between our best and weakest students is smaller than in most other…