Is McGuinty in “denial” or just plain ignorant of the fact Ontario is going down the toilet?

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Talk about someone who needs a good dose of reality! Today Dalton McGuinty went on a spin about how proud he is of “his” education system and how the future of education for OUR children will be so much better with a higher idealistic…blah…….bla………bha………….hmmm…..whatever………………….it just kept on getting crazier! !

Like this one!

“When it comes to education, we have the right to be proud of our progress, but we never have the right to be satisfied,” he said.

I assume nobody has let him in on what his Education Minister was doing at the same time on CP24 TV telling people she had “tools” to deal with the teachers who are setting up strike dates and was obviously trying to be a “stoic no holds barred tough guy”, even though she actually came across as someone who had been coached all night with a long memorized pile of “talking points” and that if she ever got off message, her head would have exploded!

Pathetic is now this week’s word for McGuinty’s team of lemmings who apparently are following him off the election cliff he has has pointed out to them.

If a person quits a job in real life, they usually disappear and either go on a holiday or take some time off to re-evaluate their future, however in “McGuintyLand” where everything is “moving forward with this” and “working with our stakeholders on that” he still thinks people listen to him and dream the dream he has replaced reality with!

Has anyone asked MPP’s lately for a piss test?

Premier Dalton McGuinty touts success in the schools as teachers prepare to strike

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen November 29, 2012

Premier Dalton McGuinty touts success in the schools as teachers prepare to strike

Ontario’s public schools are no closer to labour peace now — more than six weeks after Premier Dalton McGuinty shut down the legislature — than they were when he recalled MPPs two weeks early to pass the controversial Putting Students First Act back in September.

Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington , Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — If Premier Dalton McGuinty is, as he has suggested, the province’s lifeguard-in-chief, he might want to spend less time staring off into blue sky and instead pay attention to all the pushing and shoving going on between angry teachers’ unions and his Liberal government.

Days after McGuinty announced his resignation and prorogued the legislature last month, the premier told journalist Steve Paikin that, “My job is to figure out when the water’s getting a little too rough, to blow the whistle and say, ‘All right, everybody out of the pool.’”

Part of the reason he blew the whistle in the first place, McGuinty said then, was to negotiate new contracts with teachers and other public sector workers in an atmosphere “free of the heightened rancour of politics in the legislature.”

But aside from an agreement reached with the province’s doctors, the rancour in recent weeks, particularly among teachers and educational workers — including the thousands currently or about to be in a legal strike position come next week — has only grown more fierce, leaving critics fearing the school system is on the verge of chaos.

Ontario’s public schools are no closer to labour peace now — more than six weeks after McGuinty shut down the legislature — than they were when he recalled MPPs two weeks early to pass the controversial Putting Students First Act back in September.

Yet in a speech Thursday to a gathering of education and business leaders in Toronto, McGuinty completely ignored the elephant in the classroom and instead talked about the future of Ontario’s school system.

“Since the dawn of humanity, we’ve wanted to build a better, safer, happier world for our children, and in our time, education — public education for all our children — has become a cornerstone of our shared effort to build that bright future,” McGuinty told the audience.

He spoke about the progress his government has made since coming to power in 2003 and said there is still more work to be done if Ontario schools are to move from “great to excellent.”

“When it comes to education, we have the right to be proud of our progress, but we never have the right to be satisfied,” he said.

Beyond pushing students to achieve high standards in reading, writing and math, McGuinty announced that he’s asked his education adviser Michael Fullan to draft a paper on how to adapt the province’s curriculum to better incorporate the development of higher-order skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, resilience and empathy.

McGuinty said he’s not aware of any other jurisdiction in the world that has tried to introduce these skills in a “deep, broad and systemic way.”

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Comments
  1. 1957chev says:

    Words straight from the heart of a true psychopath. Reality has never had a place in this man’s world, and never will.

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