In January The Tyee published my review The Must Read on BC Schools You Won't Like. Excerpt:
Worlds Apart: British Columbia Schools, Politics, and Labour Relations Before and After 1972 Thomas Fleming. Bendall Books (2011)
Just about everyone with an interest in B.C. schools will have to read this book -- parents, teachers, trustees, administrators, politicians, the media. None of them are going to like it.
That's because Thomas Fleming, a professor emeritus at UVic, has studied our schools for many years; he knows the system we set up back in 1849. He knows how it's changed, not always for the better. With energetic impartiality, he finds fault with teachers, trustees, civil servants, and politicians, especially since the first NDP government took power 40 years ago.