Education minister's proposal needs a rewrite

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), which bills itself as the national voice for education in Canada, brings together the ministers of education from across Canada (with the exception of Quebec) to work on issues of mutual concern. At the moment, one such issue is the use of the Internet in the classroom, with CMEC lobbying for a special exception that would allow the education community to freely use any works that are publicly available on the Internet.

At first glance, such a proposal would appear to be a winner. Canada was the first country in the world to bring Internet connectivity to every school from coast to coast to coast and the logical next step is to leverage that connectivity to improve the educational experience.