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Dispelling the P3 schools myth: setting the record straight

By | May 16th, 2017|Commentary|

By PAUL BENNETT (AIMS Author) News 95.7, The Rick Howe Show 11 May 2017 Public-Private Partnership (P3) schools come with a lot of baggage: opportunistic edu-preneurs, the Horton High “Taj Mahal,” "gold plated" school extras, and skimming-off cafeteria revenues tend to cement unflattering images in the public mind. They also colour most previous assessments of Nova [...]

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Marco Navarro-Genie on Tim Powers Show

By | May 12th, 2017|Media Appearances|

On May 12, 2017, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie spoke with Tim Powers about the upcoming AIMS event in St. John's with John Risley. John Risley, OC, Chairman of AIMS, will speak at a luncheon at Sheraton St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday, May 25th to business and thought leaders about creating an [...]

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Paul Bennett on the Rick Howe Show re P3 Schools

By | May 11th, 2017|Media Appearances|

On May 11, 2017, AIMS author Paul W. Bennett joined the Rick Howe Show on News 95.7 FM to discuss his latest paper "Reinventing the Building of Schools."

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Reinventing the Building of Schools

By | May 10th, 2017|Policy Papers|

The Real Legacy of Public-Private-Partnership (P3) Schools in Nova Scotia Reinventing the Building of Schools revisits the history of public-private partnerships for school construction. Though the province's experience with P3's since the mid-1990s has been widely described as a failure, the paper contends that the record is far more favourable. While there are numerous "hard [...]

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MUN tuition increase reasonable and necessary

By | May 2nd, 2017|Commentary|

By ED HOLLETT (Senior Fellow) The Telegram, 2 May 2017 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's 2017-18 budget includes a $3-million funding cut for Memorial University. The university's Board of Regents could bring in more than enough money to offset the reduction by increasing tuition fees by a mere 10 percent. Unfortunately, Advanced Education Minister [...]

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Tuition Access Bursary is unsound public policy

By | April 25th, 2017|Commentary|

By PATRICK WEBBER (Research Associate) Sheldon MacLeod Show, News 95.7 25 April 2017 Telegraph-Journal, 26 April 2017 Troy Media, 26 April 2017 CBC News New Brunswick, 27 April 2017 Last year, New Brunswick's government launched the Tuition Access Bursary (TAB), which provides funding for up to the full cost of tuition at public universities and community [...]

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Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access

By | April 25th, 2017|Policy Papers|

© UNB. Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access discusses New Brunswick's Tuition Access Bursary program, which covers college and university tuition for the children of families earning under $60,000 per year. Author Patrick Webber's paper reviews numerous studies, surveys and reports from domestic and international sources, which speak to the relationship of tuition levels and participation [...]

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Improve teacher working conditions by dumping bad ideas

By | February 15th, 2017|Commentary|

By MICHAEL ZWAAGSTRA (AIMS Fellow) • The Telegram, 15 February 2017 • Troy Media, 16 February 2017 • Charlottetown Guardian, 01 March 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador teachers are stressed. In a recent presentation to the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Education Outcomes, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association presented compelling data, both scientific and anecdotal, [...]

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Education in 2016: Antsy students, teacher misconduct and math scores

By | January 3rd, 2017|Beacon, Commentary|

By PAUL W. BENNETT (AIMS Author) • Troy Media, 03 January 2017 Schools across Canada went to great lengths in 2016 to re-engage fidgety students in what may be known as the Year of Self-Regulation. Coping with today’s restless kids requires every conceivable pacifier, including spin bikes, exercise balls, wiggle stools and standup desks. That’s [...]

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New Brunswick school transportation sputtering

By | November 20th, 2016|Commentary|

By PAUL BENNETT (AIMS Author) • Troy Media, 22 November 2016 Almost two years after the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) report Education on Wheels was released, New Brunswick decision-makers are still spinning their wheels. Few among the New Brunswick political class noticed that our report, released in January 2015, was subtitled Seizing Cost [...]

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