Globe and Mail – where’s the answer?

The globe and mail is currently publishing a series of articles in which stakeholders question Canadian PSE.  They are asking if it is relevent, if it should be open source, if students are hirable, if teaching if effective, if universities are innovative… and more.  This seems to be stemming from the slight decrease that Canadian schools saw in recent global rankings.I would like to suggest that any evaluation needs to be based in previous objectives – how is Canadian education doing what it has set out to do.  And if the evaluators wish to critique the objectives then a bigger debate is necessary about what we are doing in Canadian PSE.  If the objectives change for Canada, then global rankings may not be all that important as indicators.

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