Being a teacher, I'm most interested in how we're wasting money in education. Fortunately, the UN offers all sorts of information on how Canada (led by Ontario - we have the largest population in the country) is performing world wide.
We are mid-pack on what we spend on education, but the results are world class. We are outperforming everyone but Korea, Finland and China, and do it for less than Hong Kong, about what Finland pays and more than Korea pays. Any country of similar background (Commonwealth, western democracy) offers an inferior, and often more expensive educational system.
The US, who Dalton seems determined to follow on educational 'reform', spends more and does less:
It appears that in Dalton's Ontario, when you do your job exceptionally well for a reasonable cost, you're a failure. Perhaps we should have pushed the teacher pension into funding sub-prime mortgages. When that happens federal and provincial goverments leap to the aid of the poor, ailing, private corporations that need their help.
Only when the injury is self inflicted does the government consider supporting it. If you spend your days teaching children, saving lives or protecting society from itself, you've obviously been wasting everyone's time and money, no matter how well you've been doing it.
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