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Trashy's World: Muzzling elected officials…

… is a worrisome development and one that has been codified by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB). Trustee Blackburn is outspoken, no doubt. And sometimes, like all of us, she likely says things that she wishes she could take back… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Muzzling elected officials…

Song of the Watermelon: An Open Letter to Janet Fraser

Dear Janet Fraser, First of all, let me start by congratulating you on your school board election victory this past Saturday. I voted for you enthusiastically, as I did your running mate Mischa Oak and the rest of the Green Party team on the city council and park board slates. It is truly gratifying . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: An Open Letter to Janet Fraser

Trashy's World: 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. Does this mean I should blow a bundle at the track?

I don’t often “recycle” posts. Yes, I am lazy, but what’s the point of a blog if you just re-post old stuff? But I thought that I’d dig up last years “Resolutions” post to see how I made out and to add any new stuff. Turns out it was a bit (OK, a lot) of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. Does this mean I should blow a bundle at the track?

Trashy's World: Citizen article on OCDSB playstructures

Great piece on the state of playstructures in Ottawa Carleton District School Board schools. I’m hoping the Board steps up in the fall and ups its funding commitment to playstructure renewal projects. I, as a parent and member of school council, would like our school’s volunteer efforts to focus on other things aside from playstructures. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Citizen article on OCDSB playstructures

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Detroit, Pro-Democracy Movement Rises Against ‘Disaster Capitalism’

As new ‘emergency manager’ Kevin Orr takes over in ‘bloodless coup,’ community plans revolt By: Jon Queally | Common Dreams: Community and pro-democracy activists in Detroit have no intention of rolling over and playing dead for Kevyn Orr, the city’s new ‘emergency manager’ appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who […]

The post In Detroit, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Detroit, Pro-Democracy Movement Rises Against ‘Disaster Capitalism’

Left Over: The Little School Board that Could, part 2….

To quote Kurt Vonnegut, and so it goes… Education Clown Minister Abbott has fired the Cowichan School Board, for not doing something that the Provincial Liberals haven’t be able to do either…pass a balanced budget..if only we could fire them.. The worst part about this whole issue is that this School Board was legitimately elected . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Little School Board that Could, part 2….

Trashy's World: Wow.

The job of a School Board Trustee must be frustrating indeed… what kind of fool would consider taking on such a task! Oh. Yeah. Thanks, Cathy. I reckon your experience will be missed – at least by some. OTTAWA — Kanata public school trustee Cathy Curry says she’s so sick of the board’s dysfunction that . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Wow.

Trashy's World: OCDSB Trustee

Pam FitzGerald is stepping aside Given the current composition of the Board, I worry a bit about who will be selected to replace her and the process that will be used to do so. Should be interesting, to say the least. Thanks to the soon-to-be ex-Trustee for her service to her community. (5) Trashy, Ottawa, . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: OCDSB Trustee

Left Over: The Little School Board that Could….

Okay, kids, gather around, and I’ll tell you a tale of courage and honesty that you will be sure to think is fiction, but, no, it really happened, once upon a time..it’s really true.

In the wilds of the kingdom of Canada, in the little valley of Cowichan, far, far away from the dread fortress . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Little School Board that Could….