ERIC Number: EJ707603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Reference Count: 6
In Canada: Friendly Fire
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n3 p250 Nov 2004
One of Canada's more frequently quoted political malapropisms is attributed to Robert Thompson, who sternly reminded his fellow parliamentarians in 1973 that "the Americans are our best friends, whether we like it or not." This cross-border friendship is partly expedient, partly geographic, partly genuine, sometimes one-sided, and almost always problematic. Yet despite our habitual distrust of Americanization, how our indigenous problems and proposed solutions are constructed is unavoidably shaped by the American debate. This sway continues to affect every policy issue, from gun registration to the selection of Supreme Court justices to school choice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, International Educational Exchange, Political Attitudes, Political Issues
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001