It's a while since I've had readers requesting more information on a story, as I've been getting on this week's piece on hiring teachers in the federal prison system.
I was at the annual Ed Expo job fair at U of M on Monday, where Corrections Service Canada was looking for 55 teachers to work full-time in prairie prisons in permanent teaching jobs. Right now, adult education in prisons is taught by people on short-term contracts. Instead, the feds want permanent teachers to help inmates finish high school.
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The story certainly struck a nerve for teachers looking for a full-time job.
OK, so maybe I should be telling Stephen Harper to buy an ad if he wants to hire some teachers, but given how much interest there is among Manitobans with an education degree, your best option to get more information is through the person I interviewed, Shelly Sealy, who's chief of education for the Alberta corridor -- what a cute bureaucratic name to incorporate Manitoba and Saskatchewan -- at firstname.lastname@example.org.