FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Halifax/Winnipeg – 15 January 2013

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, in conjunction with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, today released the first video in a new series on education reform.

The series, Common Sense Education, gives parents, teachers and students a direct window into the foolish fads that afflict our public education system.

Each video in the series of ten covers a different education issue and tackles the problems in our schools head on. The first episode begins with a hard-hitting exposé of the anti-knowledge curriculum approach that dominates our public schools. Subsequent episodes address topics such as absurd no-zero policies, confusing “new math” textbooks, and overbearing teachers’unions.

The series is written and narrated by high school teacher Michael Zwaagstra, co-author of the popular book, What’s Wrong With Our Schools And How We Can Fix Them. Through his many media appearances and widely distributed columns, Mr. Zwaagstra has shown he is someone who is not afraid to challenge the educational establishment.

“Common sense is needed now more than ever in our school system and these videos show how we can change our schools for the better. It’s time we stand up to the edu-babble that pervades our education system,” said Mr. Zwaagstra.

Anyone who wants to know what is really going on in our public schools needs to watch Common Sense Education.

To access the first video in this series visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuztmGDK218

AIMS is an independent, non-partisan social and economic public policy think tank based in Halifax, NS. It examines such crucial issues as public education, health care, public finances, equalization, natural resources, Atlantica and demographics.

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is an independent public policy think tank whose mission is “to broaden the debate on our future through public policy research and education and to explore positive changes within our public institutions that support economic growth and opportunity.”

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For more information please contact:

Michael Zwaagstra
mzwaagstra@shaw.ca
204-371-5125