Institutions founded on principles of egalitarianism founder when it becomes apparent that some people benefit more from that egalitarianism than others. Confronted with the inequity, one solution is to debase the benefits until they are of equally poor value to everyone. From the London Free Press:
Or, ensure that the distribution of benefits are subject to no more strenuous a standard than mere chance. Also from the Free Press:
Ontario is extending its review of proposed changes to the Grade 12 math curriculum and whether calculus should continue to be included. … [Education Minister Gerard] Kennedy says he's received e-mails and letters from those who want calculus kept in the curriculum and those who say it's too difficult.
Parents of some French immersion pupils are angry the London District Catholic school board has moved to a lottery system to see which kids get into one program. Enrolment in the board's middle immersion program — which starts in Grade 4 — is soaring and parents are fresh from a battle to save the program from being chopped because it has nowhere to expand. But many are upset because a first-come, first-served process to register for the program that takes 60 new students a year has been replaced with the lottery.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Friday, February 17, 2006