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Give the TDSB an “F” Monday

Give the TDSB an “F” Monday

Give the TDSB an F For Its Handling of Bill 115 and Progress Reports Monday Dec 3, 2012 @ 4:30 – 6PM   TDSB BOARD OFFICE   For the past few weeks, the TDSB’s handling of Bill 115 and fall Progress Reports has done nothing but inflame tensions between teachers, principals, and parents and sow confusion. In stark contrast to the majority of schools boards across Ontario, the TDSB al... »

playgrounds safe

playgrounds safe

TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD WILL NOT SELL see also: Toronto School Board right not to sell playgrounds: Salutin. The Toronto District School Board has voted down a proposal to raise money for capital projects by selling land at some Toronto schools to developers. The Board voted 15 to 7 against a plan that could have seen playgounds and athletic fields sold off to raise $100-million. The board needs the ... »

In School out of Schooltime

In School out of Schooltime

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012  1pm – 4pm SPT’s Research & Policy Forum  What’s happening with community programming in Toronto schools?  Find out and join the discussion! Featuring Guest Speakers:  Susan Fletcher, Chair of the SPACE Coalition, on the changes to community use of schools in Toronto and across Ontario  Miya Narushima, Associate Professor at Brock University, on her research w... »

Special Education cannot be cut – Judge

Special Education cannot be cut – Judge

. School discriminated against boy by cutting special-needs program: top court A landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision has put schools on strict notice that they cannot evade their responsibility to accommodate children with special needs. Waving aside the financial woes of a North Vancouver school board, the court concluded on Tuesday that it had discriminated against a dyslexic child who was... »

McGuinty austerity policies: huge impact on kids

McGuinty austerity policies: huge impact on kids

Current provincial austerity policies are having both an immediate and a lasting impact on working class kids who are forced to take on part time work to help their families cover monthly costs. (Reports suggest that the vast majority of high school students work in part time jobs.) After years of cuts Ontario has the lowest tax rates in Canada and spends the least on social programs and services.... »

“A Trojan horse for school closings” says Globe report

“A Trojan horse for school closings” says Globe report

In Saturday’s Globe and Mail Kate Hammer reports that TDSB’s “K-12 Strategy” consultations are essentially “a Trojan horse for school closings” . Here is her report: As a father of two young children, there are a lot of things Corby Fine would change about Toronto’s public schools. He thinks that technology is too important to allow some schools to have tablets ... »

Public education by numbers

Public education by numbers

$2billion:  the amount McGuinty’s Bill 115 extracts from Ontario’s public education budget over 2-3 years. $2billion:   the amount Ontario would generate per year if we simply restored the corporate tax rate to 14%; the 2009 level. ________________________________________________________________________ Sources: Ontario Ministry of Finance, Ontario Budget 2012, Public Service Alliance ... »

Dear Minister Broten

Dear Minister Broten

I am writing to you today as a parent of a child in Ontario’s public school system. Specifically, my child attends Public School in Toronto.  Over the past weeks since school began, I have been shocked and disheartened to see first hand the impact of the cuts you have made to our prized education system. <photo with thanks to: Terrance Lam> I have seen and heard about the chaos full day kind... »

Students aren’t high on the priority list

Students aren’t high on the priority list

“Governing is about priorities. Students can’t help but notice they aren’t high on the list.”    David Suzuki June 2012  The Campaign for Public Education has closely examined Ontario’s Bill 115 and is, frankly, appalled with this legislation that will extract more than $2 billion from education funding.  It was not done to expand or consolidate programs or services – the stated purpose was to “fi... »

Teachers, education workers take McGuinty to court

Teachers, education workers take McGuinty to court

Launching Charter challenge to defend democratic rights of Ontarians. The Ontario government is being taken to court by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and [CUPE, OSSTF] because of legislation they say violates the fundamental rights of working people in Ontario. Today ETFO filed a court challenge against the Ontario government’s Bill 115 on grounds that the law, which strips... »

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