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What’s the plan?

January 20, 2009

Just eighteen months ago the braintrust of the Liberal Party proposed “transforming” post-secondary education so as to meet the demand for trades and high tech jobs in the energy sector.  

While the refurbishment of Point Lepreau proceeds full-speed (well, aside from delays caused by that little problem of faulty caps–produced by one of our own entrepreneurs who, I believe, is now in financial re-structuring mode), the fossil fuel hub is stalling out (see “Economic crisis could kill liquefied gas terminals plans; Energy Aside from Canaport LNG terminal in Saint John, economists anticipate all other projects to be ‘put on the back burner'”  Telegraph-Journal, Tue 20 Jan 2009).

I can’t help but wonder where we would be if the government had proceeded with its brave new educational world. 

Faulty premises = faulty system.

The just-in-time approach might work in the business world–although the world of business has nothing to crow about these days–but it should be avoided like the plague in education.

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One Comment
  1. Miriam Jones permalink
    January 20, 2009 12:00 pm

    Ah well, no doubt they will blame us. In fact, I think I read that they already are.

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