Respect gained

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I began to wonder what the hell I was doing on a yellow school bus at 6:30 on a Saturday morning. I had forsaken any plans of going out the previous night so I could arrive at six sharp. Now I was sitting with my knees digging into the seat in front of me.

Before the firing squad

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It is said that the toughest judgment of your performance is done by your peers, your equals. If so, Claude Lajeunesse, our school’s president, is facing a firing squad.

Level the paying field

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Students, faculty, administration. The school, as an entity, is made up of these three parts — a triumvirate, if you will. In theory, the machinery of education only functions if all three parts work in equal momentum.

The flip side of the loonie argument

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I’m talking about the cadre of opinion makers who have lined up behind economic poster girl Sherry Cooper, media whore and chief economist at Nesbitt Burns, to support her call for lower taxes to save the drowning dollar.