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Teachers eager to go to prison
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 email@example.com.
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About Nick Martin
Nick Martin is the old bearded guy at the back of the newsroom, the most experienced reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press, having started his career in Ontario in 1971.
He’s been covering education for the Free Press since the spring of 1997, after decades primarily covering municipal politics, including a four-year stint at the Ontario legislature for the London Free Press.
Nick moved to Manitoba in 1988 with his Winnipeg-born wife, who is a professor at the University of Manitoba. They have two kids, both of whom graduated from Grant Park High School: son Chris and daughter Gillian.
Nick has won a national journalism award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, two Manitoba Human Rights Journalism awards, and the Ontario Reporters Association investigative award.
Nick is a long-distance runner, having finished and survived 18 marathons and 15 half-marathons and 30-kilometre races, and having (barely) survived 10 years as an outdoor and indoor soccer coach.
Nick became a soccer referee in 2007, delighting in his 60s in outrunning 16-year-olds and keeping his distance from obstreperous coaches and parents.
Nick and his wife have discovered a mutual love for kayaking at their Whiteshell cottage, and are both regulars at the Reh-Fit Centre. They hold season tickets to both the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Warehouse, and as empty nesters, have rediscovered the joys of an active winter vacation.
A native of Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, Nick is a member of the Toon Army as a Newcastle United supporter, and a proud citizen of Leafs Nation.
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