But in any case, when you are being asked to approve $50 million in border infrastructure improvements, and get Gazebos in Muskoka, what difference does it make to pore over department estimates?

]]>Careful what we wish comes to mind. MPs are dim bulbs, scrutinizing budget sounds good in theory but will be freak show in practice.

Margaret Wente ~ Too Many Teachers Can’t Do Math ….

An alarming number of elementary-school teachers are so uncomfortable with math, they can’t teach it properly. This means that more and more students are arriving at university without having grasped the basics.

Across the country, university math professors report that the math skills of students who are studying to become teachers are generally abysmal. Basic skills such as adding fractions or calculating percentages are frequently beyond them.

PJ O’Rourke ~ Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, thewhores are us

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