I thought the front page story in the TJ this morning on our PISA scores in New Brunswick was a great piece of journalism. Not only did it clearly state the case, it actually made it real for people by putting forward the notion that New Brunswick 15 year olds were a full year behind Albertan 15 year olds based on the methodology used by the testing.
I don’t often speak positively about the media although I have long said the TJ has much better reportage than either the DG or the T&T. That story today was like “sweet nectar from the vine” (editors note: I googled this term and it seems that it is actually my term – I could have sworn I stole that from somewhere). It was like Handel’s Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus when he says “New Brunswick’s science score is 20 points below that of Newfoundland and Labrador.” The Rock has more and more to celebrate these days.
I am still forced to read the T&T because Alec Bruce’s column is a can’t miss treasure trove of ideas and sizzling wit.