Fraser Institute ranks area High Schools

first_imgThe Fraser Institute has published its 2009 report card on Secondary Schools in BC and the Yukon.Once again it is the subject of controversy and as it does annually the BC Teachers Federation is dismissing it.President Irene Lanzinger says the exams used to rank students are comprised of basic subjects…but she argues these days students should be assessed in other ways… [asset|aid=1535|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=26784fc5115fccb445335b9ff956bb05-Lanzinger_4_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -She is also suggesting the Institutes objective is not to improve the quality of education but to promote the privatization of public schools…and she notes the top four schools on the latest report card are all private.Schools are ranked from one to 313 in descending order according to their academic performance for the school year 2007/2008.There’s an overall maximum rating of ten and the Institute ranks North Peace in Fort St. John 248th, tied with two other schools, in Surrey and Victoria with a 5.1 rating.Advertisement South Peace in Dawson Creek is ranked 251st, along with five other schools, with a rating of 5.The report card also lists the schools five year average ranking.North Peace in Fort St. John is 175th with a 5.7 rating and South Peace in Dawson Creek 204th with a 5.3 rating.Below you can download the entire report from the Fraser Institute.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mc Kinnon, Blake emerge top guns in Queensway Multi Gun Shoot

first_imgGuyana Sports Shooting Federation (GSSF) President Ryan McKinnon shot himself to first place in last weekend’s Queensway Group of Companies-sponsored Multi Gun Practical Shoot.From left: David Dharry, Pravesh Harry, Ryan McKinnon, Michael Blake, Joshua Ramlakhan and Dallas ThomasThe Timehri Rifle and Pistol Ranges at Yarrowkabra, on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, came alive as a number of shooters sought to overthrow McKinnon, who has dominated 2018 with pistol in hand.In a match where the top three category winners grabbed prizes in the form of cash and medals, McKinnon emerged winner in the limited category with an aggregate of 440.2476 points following his skills with the handgun, rifle and shotgun. The in-form Pravesh Harry with 377.5218 points copped second place while third place went to David Dharry, who shot 300.8722 points.Former GSSF President Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, Rajiv Latchana and James Singh were forced to settle for fourth, fifth and sixth. The production class was dominated by Michael Blake, who racked up 415.6330 points to take the top spot with Joshua Ramlakhan on 354.1800 points for second, Dallas Thomas third (329.0048) and Allemul Ali (307.2261) in fourth.last_img read more