Food for thought from BC

People forget that Washington state ferries were once a private enterprise. The state stepped in when Puget Sound Navigation proposed a 30% fare increase, then brought its ferry service to a halt when the request was refused (read more here).

Some folks are calling for partial or complete privatization of WSF. The BC ferry system is partially privatized, much to the dismay of residents who rely on the system. Here are a couple of recent articles readers may find of interest related to this topic.

Are Ferry Execs Hosing Tax Payers? (Note: The full title is misleading. The article actually suggests it’s BC execs who are hosing the public.)

Taxpayers Federation Looks at Outsourcing BC Ferries

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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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