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Offline Omni

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #240 on: January 23, 2019, 02:36:13 pm »
The word is patronage.

How's the "buck a beer" thing going I wonder. Damn glad I moved away from Ontario before the Ford Fiasco occurred.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #241 on: January 24, 2019, 12:23:01 pm »
How did this guy end up in charge of Ontario province anyway? I haven't read this whole thread and wanted to jump in and ask.
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #242 on: January 27, 2019, 10:23:29 pm »
How did this guy end up in charge of Ontario province anyway? I haven't read this whole thread and wanted to jump in and ask.

He won the election.
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #243 on: January 28, 2019, 04:58:05 am »
He won the election.

Allow me to rephrase the question: what about him (or his party) appealed to voters?
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #244 on: January 28, 2019, 05:27:26 am »
Allow me to rephrase the question: what about him (or his party) appealed to voters?

He was not Kathleen Wynne.

He represents an archetype that many people like.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #245 on: January 29, 2019, 10:21:55 pm »
What archetype would that be?
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #246 on: January 30, 2019, 05:37:38 am »
What archetype would that be?

Tight-fisted, fat, white, hard-ass.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #247 on: February 11, 2019, 09:56:08 am »
Tight-fisted, fat, white, hard-ass.

Clearly you project. Speak for yourself and your own Crisco.
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #248 on: February 12, 2019, 05:44:10 am »
Clearly you project. Speak for yourself and your own Crisco.

Ok, sure.  Doug Ford is more of a tweed jacket, tortoise shell glasses nebbish type.   ???

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« Reply #249 on: February 27, 2019, 03:33:34 pm »
Doug Ford got a sweet new van paid for by taxpayers...



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« Reply #250 on: February 28, 2019, 09:20:58 pm »
He was not Kathleen Wynne.

Exactly.  In fact, he was the antithesis of Wynne.  When people get sick of a leader or party the pendulum tends to swing to the opposite in reaction, not to the middle.

Like going from Bush to Obama to Trump.
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #251 on: March 01, 2019, 05:40:46 am »
In the US the left and right have switched archetypes.

Doug Ford would have been a democrat in the tradition of Huey Long, LBJ...the Republicans were wonky nerds like Wynne.

It is time for massive change and the rewards are there for the leader who can see it.  We need someone who looks like Ford, and thinks like a strategist. 

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #252 on: March 13, 2019, 08:13:11 am »
Looks like Discovery Math is on the way out in Ontario

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/exclusive-new-math-curriculum-goes-back-to-the-basics

When we talk about evidence based policy, DoFo is right on the mark here. Ontario students aren't doing well with this math.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-pushes-for-more-teacher-training-as-math-score-hits-new-low/

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They showed that fewer than half of the province’s Grade 6 pupils – 49 per cent – met the provincial standard in math in the 2017-18 academic year, a one-percentage-point decline from the previous year and a five-percentage-point drop since 2014.

Among Grade 3 pupils, 61 per cent met the provincial standard in math. That was down one percentage point from the previous year and a six-percentage-point drop since 2014. (The provincial standard is equivalent to a B grade.)

In an e-mail on Tuesday to school board chairs, a copy of which was obtained by The Globe and Mail, Ms. Thompson asked districts to refocus one of their three mandatory professional activity day for teachers on arithmetic skills, and that they do so before the December holidays.

So either Ontario's well paid teachers are doing a shitty job teaching this method of math or perhaps it's not the best way to grasp the subject.

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« Reply #253 on: March 13, 2019, 11:43:14 am »
I strongly believe this has less to do with HOW math is being taught and WHO the math is being taught to. Kids cannot be failed in earlier grades*, so more students who have not met the earlier requirements are making it through to more advanced grades without having the skills to complete the tests. In the past, you would have had children of different ages within a couple years taking the tests because they would have been held back. Some of the students in grade 6 would be 12-13 others 10-11.  Now they're all the same age but at vastly different skill levels because they're allowed to advanced without picking up the requisite knowledge first.



*There are vast developmental differences in single year increments at those ages and holding students backs actually broadens the developmental issues later on down the line, setting them on a worse trajectory than if they just let them through. While I get that people resist this idea because we're not allowing kids to fail, it's actually better in the long term. The evidence strongly shows that holding young students back actually creates far worse problems later in life, especially when they are teenagers.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #254 on: March 13, 2019, 11:46:37 am »
I strongly believe this has less to do with HOW math is being taught and WHO the math is being taught to. Kids cannot be failed in earlier grades*, so more students who have not met the earlier requirements are making it through to more advanced grades without having the skills to complete the tests. In the past, you would have had children of different ages within a couple years taking the tests because they would have been held back. Some of the students in grade 6 would be 12-13 others 10-11.  Now they're all the same age but at vastly different skill levels because they're allowed to advanced without picking up the requisite knowledge first.



*There are vast developmental differences in single year increments at those ages and holding students backs actually broadens the developmental issues later on down the line, setting them on a worse trajectory than if they just let them through. While I get that people resist this idea because we're not allowing kids to fail, it's actually better in the long term. The evidence strongly shows that holding young students back actually creates far worse problems later in life, especially when they are teenagers.


Not failing kids isn't something the PCs decided was a good idea AFAIK.