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Today it seems the head of that classroom is more likely to be a "Ms" than a "Mister". In Canada, men just don't want to be teachers anymore. Why? And will this affect the next generation of boys in the classroom? Here to discuss the issue is Paula Bourne, Head of the Centre for Women's Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Karl Subban is the principal of Warren Park Junior Public School in Toronto. And Wili Liberman is our education columnist and the publisher of Teach magazine. George Orwell once said, "If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Some senators in the States seem to agree. They want to ban seven well-used "bad" words from the airwaves to avoid corrupting young minds. But how "bad" are these words? Aren't they, after all, just words? Here to speak about the unspeakable is Katherine Barber. She's the editor-in-chief for the Canadian Dictionaries at Oxford University Press. This show contains a Planet Parent segment.
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