‘Taco Bell High’ or ‘Wal-mart Public School’ coming to Canada?

See if you can muscle your way past your gag reflex on this one. Instead of graduating students with honours, we can just “supersize” them. I think I hear a silent scream from Heather Ross somewhere in the distance.

OTTAWA (AFP) – Canadian students could soon be graduating from “Taco Bell High” or “Wal-Mart Public School” if trustees here go ahead with a scheme to sell school naming rights to corporations to raise extra funds.

The proposal has pitted members of the cash-strapped Ottawa-Carleton District School Board with public education advocacy groups who fear it would jeopardize universal education

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/070623/oddities/canada_education_offbeat

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WBE 2008 Call for Papers

Web-based Education (WBE 2008)
WBE 2008 will take place from March 17 – 19, 2008.

Call for papers

As keyboards replace chalkboards, the Web’s impact on
traditional educational theories and practices are
increasingly apparent. It has transformed and expanded the
conventional boundaries of education. New innovations such
as virtual colleges, laboratories, and universities are
creating an abundance of additional areas of study
surrounding this innovation. These include innovative
hardware and software technology, online testing and
assessment, training and teaching applications, and
courseware design and development.

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