About

About the Blog:

Crux of the Matter is a private blog that began in January 2006. It is about everyday issues in politics and education, be those issues related to topics in the U.S. or Canada, and written from a conservative perspective.

About the Blogger:

It’s owner, writer and editor is Sandra (Sandy) Crux, a former public school teacher and retired university academic in education. She received her Ph.D from the University of Toronto (OISE) in the 1980s and has a long record of scholarly writing, including a textbook titled “Learning Strategies.” Moreover, Sandy has published articles in various Christian magazines over the years — such as for the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Herald where she was a Niagara Region reporter-at-large for a time in 2008 and 2009 (e.g., this article about a church program for youth).

Over the years Sandy has also had an interest in conservative politics, doing volunteer work for both provincial and federal conservative candidates, as well as taking some time out in the mid to late 1990s to work as an Executive Assistant and Communications Adviser to an Ontario MPP in the Mike Harris Conservative government.

Updated April 5th, 2017.