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Michael Zwaagstra

Michael C. Zwaagstra is a research associate at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy who specialises in education policy. He has extensive teaching experience at a variety of grade levels and currently teaches high school social studies in Manitoba. He received his BEd, PBCE, and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba where he won several academic awards such as the A.W. Hogg Undergraduate Scholarship, the Klieforth Prize in American History, and the Schoolmaster’s Wives Association Scholarship. As an educator, Michael is a strong proponent of raising academic standards, holding schools accountable for their results, and expanding the educational options available to parents. His columns promoting common sense education reform have been published in major daily newspapers including the National Post, Winnipeg Free Press, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, and Calgary Herald. He is also a frequent guest on radio stations across the country. His first book, What's Wrong with Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them, is scheduled to be released in mid-2010.

There is too much edu-babble
Education - 14/09/2010 - 13 comments

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