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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Criticizes the recent trend of six-figure-plus salaries for higher education administrators in Canada. Maintains that these salaries reflect neither market value nor individual performance but rather result from aggressive self-promotion and institutional chicanery. Argues that those individuals motivated primarily by money should work in the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Criticizes some of the basic principles expounded in John Locke's "Second Treatise on Government." Argues that Locke's ideas on private property, capital investment, and social good are inherently contradictory. Asserts that the market theory of property inevitably leads to endemic economic exploitation and oppression. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Capitalism, Economic Development, Economic Impact
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Sharply criticizes current free market practices especially in light of the globalization of capitalism. Maintains that a laissez-faire approach to the allocation of resources and consumer choices is no longer relevant in a world defined by an increasing disparity between rich and poor. (MJP)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Consumer Economics, Economic Factors, Economic Status
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Contends that evaluating teaching is just as important as evaluating students. Argues that most teacher evaluation does not examine what students actually learn from the teacher. Recommends the use of written entry performance tests and subsequent written tests to evaluate teaching effectiveness. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents a scathing review of supply-side economics and its effect on social programs. Argues that the Reagan administration purposefully incurred massive government debt in order to justify reducing social spending. Maintains that Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney followed a similar course. Includes trenchant criticism of Canada's public…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Economic Impact, Educational Administration, Educational Change