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GTA teacher asks: Could Wisconsin happen here?

GTA teacher asks: Could Wisconsin happen here?

.. In the wake of unprecedented anti-union legislation many Wisconsin teachers are starting the 2011 school year without the right negotiate future collective agreements for anything other than salaries, which will leave them with no mechanism or organized voice to speak on behalf of the needs of the students they teach. This is thanks to the passage of the Budget Repair Bill, (now referred to as ... »

new faces on education dossier

new faces on education dossier

. The dust has long since settled in the Ontario election. …On the positive side, the Tories were not elected so the worst possible scenario was avoided. We will not likely be dragged down by a “Mike Harris” cutbacks agenda, have the labour arbitration system of Ontario rigged, or be sucker punched by privatization schemes. On the negative side, the McGuinty Liberals will believe they have a... »

Act now to save community pools

Act now to save community pools

Toronto is looking at eliminating programming at 12 school-based community centres: Bloordale, Brown, Earl Beatty, Fairmount Park/Bowmore, Hillcrest, James S. Bell, John English, John G. Althouse, Keele, McNicoll, The Elms and Thistletown.  (the Star) Clearly, if this passes, there is NO commitment from the City to relocate or accommodate cancelled programming.  One group of concerned parents (Ear... »

Vancouver city & trustee elections

Vancouver city & trustee elections

The good news from Vancouver’s Nov. 19 civic election was very good. But the news for Canada’s oldest progressive municipal reform party was very, very bad. On the positive side, over 140,000 Vancouverites went to the polls (a relatively high turnout of 34%), blocking this city’s version of the Rob Ford gang in Toronto. Mayor Gregor Robertson of the centrist Vision party was re-e... »

candidate meetings.

candidate meetings.

In advance of two school trustee by-elections Feb 27, 2012* Campaign for Public Education will be meeting with interested candidates December  7th & 14th.   Registered candidates should contact: news (at) campaignforpubliceducation.ca to secure a time-slot during these 2 days. * TDSB wards 17 (Don Valley East) & 20 (Scarborough-Agincourt). »

“This is the price of democracy!” -trustees

“This is the price of democracy!” -trustees

Canada’s largest school board has made it’s decision on how to replace two school trustees.   Both Michael Coteau (Don Valley East) and Soo Wong (Scarborough Agincourt) were last month elected to Queen’s Park.  After much an extended debate on upholding democracy, the heavy cost and possible budget locations trustees, in a vote of 13 to 7,  resolved on November 16th to ask the city to hold b... »

Regent Park – Duke of York PS to be sold

Regent Park – Duke of York PS to be sold

The Regent Park staff recommendation  to close Regent Park/Duke of York PS  was passed without discussion by the TDSB board of trustees Wednesday, Nov 16th. Despite deputations from the Regent Park community and much effort to keep this school open the property has been placed on the surplus list and sent to the Toronto Lands Corporation* for disposal. *The Toronto Lands Corporation was “cre... »

Chair to update TDSB on complaint vs PCs

Chair to update TDSB on complaint vs PCs

The chair of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is filing a formal complaint against Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party and Sun Media over homophobic campaign flyers that were distributed during the provincial election and a transphobic television ad campaign that aired for three weeks following it. Chris Bolton says he may also take legal action. Bolton says the ads were misleading ab... »

TDSB live stream

TDSB live stream

  http://tdsbstreamvip.tdsb.on.ca/LiveDMZ2 Playing live during board meeting and archived thereafter. »

school population rise but schools close

school population rise but schools close

At a final public meeting in Ward 14 the TDSB’s staff response to the Pupil Accommodation Review Committee’s recommendations was made known.  Regent Park/Duke of York Jr. P.S. is to be closed and made surplus.  It will go to a Planning and Priorities Committee meeting on Nov. 9th.   Then on to the Board for final approval on Nov. 16th. The school sits on a very valuable 3.5 acre piece ... »

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