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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.

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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