Monday, September 24, 2007

In which Paul Berton demonstrates the benefits of public education

In an amusing exchange with Sun Media columnist Michael Coren on the value of public education, London Free Press editor-in-chief Paul Berton demonstrates the benefits of his own public education…

…so amply that the conversation never really proceeds past the bromides, stereotypes and other sleights of rhetorical hand that constitute his education on how to face an argument. Well, it's obviously enough to qualify him as the chief editor of a daily newspaper. But if this is an opening salvo on the War On Public Education, let the war begin!

On the subject of education, watch these excerpts from an all-candidates debate in London West in which the Ghost of Public Education Buzzwords takes possession of the body of Liberal MPP Chris Bentley. Also, watch as PC candidate Allison Graham admits the price of her party's proposal to nationalize the administration and curricula of Ontario's religious schools … er, "extend funding" to them. And extend the low standards of public education to their students…

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