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Students get it: education ain’t a Liberal priority in QC nor ON

Students get it: education ain’t a Liberal priority in QC nor ON

Montreal protesters are drawing attention to a growing trend: governments often skew decisions in favour of short-term priorities, often for industrial interests. (Credit: fatseth) By David Suzuki (author, broadcaster and contributor to our book, Playing Fast & Loose with Public Education  When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec’s pampered youth pa... »

Ontario Archbishop chooses the wrong cause to play the martyr

Ontario Archbishop chooses the wrong cause to play the martyr

This week, Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, issued a long statement protesting against the Liberal Ontario government’s announcement that its anti-bullying legislation, Bill 13, will include specific language protecting school groups supporting gay students. In an important reversal, the bill now states that the students must be allowed to call their clubs Gay-Straight Alliances... »

Countdown to June 13th: Which side are you on?

Countdown to June 13th: Which side are you on?

news item: WHERE TO CUT School Board BUDGET?    How About “Just Say NO!” “After making around $50 million in cuts in April, primarily by chopping 134 FTE School Office Staff (around 200 members) and all 430 FTE Regular Program Educational Assistants, the Trustees have decided to go to their communities and speak to the ‘parents’ on what else should be gutted to bring the budget down an addit... »

Board will front Government austerity damage

Board will front Government austerity damage

TDSB announcing that it will begin Consulting Community on 2012/2013 Budget -Trustees will be holding ward forums on the 2012/2013 budget in the coming weeks. In order for the Board to comply with Ontario’s Education Act school trustees, states a Monday release from the TDSB, “must hold ward forums to hear from their communities about the recommendations that are being considered to pa... »

Provincial BUDGET slashing by school board

Provincial BUDGET slashing by school board

 Monday April 30, 2012  BUDGET committee   4:30 pm, Cte Rm A    Agenda: Direct Funding Versus Expenditures Comparison 2010-11 to 2012-13, Projected ................... 1 6. The Grants..............Separate Document (BC:035C) 7. Private Matter........Separate Document (BC:035B »

TDSB this year:  pre-scheduled meetings list

TDSB this year: pre-scheduled meetings list

All TDSB board and committee meetings are held at 5050 Yonge St   TTC: North York Centre.  Meetings can be scheduled or canceled with short notice. Check here before attending.  Agendas are available here.   Select Agendas, then the appropriate meeting from the pull-down menu at the top of the page.  Regular Board meetings held in the Boardroom. Committee meetings are in Committee Room A unless in... »

Parents, kids, teachers, education workers join 1000s

Parents, kids, teachers, education workers join 1000s

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human rights office 2 b cut?

human rights office 2 b cut?

Last month at the Board’s April 20th Equity Policy Advisory Committee [EPAC] meeting, TDSB Superintendent, Jim Spyropoulos, is reported to have announced that the TDSB would be cutting the Human Rights Office.   This report is evidently disputed by Mr Spyropoulos.  This has been clarified with CPE by Trustee Irene Atkinson and we are happy to update earlier reports based on this clarifcation. The ... »

April showers target city’s most marginalized: 493.5 EA + 134 office positions slashed*

April showers target city’s most marginalized: 493.5 EA + 134 office positions slashed*

The question of re-considering TDSB layoffs for the 134 School Office Staff still has not taken place. The Union [representing the staffers] maintains that moving so many staff will cause serious disruption to the learning environment.  Taking out 134 full-time equivalent positions ensures damage and chaos. Make no mistake:  the restructuring that the Board has wanted (moving office staff from sec... »

TDSB cuts teachers, office staff to please province, balance budget

TDSB cuts teachers, office staff to please province, balance budget

Photo: Kevin Van Paassen, Globe & Mail The Toronto District School Board voted to eliminate 200 high-school teaching positions, 134 school office staff and 17 elementary vice-principals at a special meeting late Wednesday.   The cuts were meant to help the board cope with a projected $109-million shortfall in its nearly $2.7-billion budget. The Ontario government’s decision to protect ful... »

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