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“Province driving school closures”

“Province driving school closures”

Get ready, “school closings are coming to a neighbourhood near you”, said Janet Bojti, a respected adult learning instructor, neighbourhood organizer and member of CPE’s Save Our School’s committee, in an interview on CKLN 88.1 FM’s “Word of Mouth” last night.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p_WbQrL44g&feature=player_embedded Some of the city’s most d... »

Taxes for better education

Taxes for better education

“An increased willingness among the majority to pay more taxes for education”, says a study on public attitudes toward education in Ontario* Excerpts: Public views of Ontario schools have markedly improved since the years of discord in the late 1990s and early years of the 21st century. Educational Finance Support for increased funding of all levels of education remains strong across a... »

Most Ontario high schools charge prohibited ‘course fees’

Most Ontario high schools charge prohibited ‘course fees’

Almost 70 per cent of Ontario high schools charge students fees for courses — fees that aren’t allowed under the Education Act, says a new report by People for Education. “Despite this prohibition, there appears to be many grey areas,” says the report released Thursday morning by the research and advocacy group. “In some schools, students must pay a student activity fee in order to receive their c... »

Okay, we’ll reign in the fees -Libs

Okay, we’ll reign in the fees -Libs

The Canadian Press   Thursday Mar. 24, 2011    TORONTO — Public schools in Ontario will get new guidelines from the province Friday telling them what extra fees they can and cannot charge. The advocacy group People for Education released a report today saying fees charged for courses, student activities and athletics are on the rise in Ontario high schools. It says 53 per cent of high schools char... »

parents asked to aid schools with more of their own funds

parents asked to aid schools with more of their own funds

A number of Ontario high schools have begun charging fees for mandatory courses, including English and science, raising questions about fair access to public education. In a report released Thursday, parent advocacy group People for Education found that 6 per cent of Ontario high schools charged fees for English classes, which are mandatory in every grade, and 14 per cent charged fees for science,... »

fighting homophobia; the teen slur “That’s so gay”

fighting homophobia; the teen slur “That’s so gay”

In some gay-straight student clubs, like the one at Maxwell Heights Secondary School in Oshawa, it’s all out in the open – who’s gay, who’s bisexual, who’s straight. In other clubs, like the gay-straight alliance Dylan Ungerman Sears belongs to at Toronto’s Vaughan Road Academy, “we could all be straight or most of us gay; we don’t know and it wouldn’t matter. We’re not a support group; we’re a gr... »

Mississauga Catholic students demand GSA

Mississauga Catholic students demand GSA

Mississauga high school bans gay-straight alliance TAMARA BALUJA AND KATE HAMMER  From Friday’s Globe and Mail Friday, Mar. 18, 2011  5:15AM EDT Fresh on the heels of a neighbouring GTA school board’s decision to ban gay-straight alliances, a group of Mississauga teens were also barred from launching a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at their Catholic high school. The group’s founder, 16-year-ol... »

202 day countdown to Ontario election

202 day countdown to Ontario election

In advance of the October 2011 provincial election, there are several organizations that are releasing video clips that speak for educationers and the students they serve.  Here are three: A statement from ETFO re standardized testing (EQAO)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VqK4i4fFg A statement by Catholic teachers, OECTA ….   http://www.youtube.com/user/OECTASpeaks Working Families has st... »

An alternative budget

An alternative budget

It’s a budget that could give Finance Minister Jim Flaherty nightmares, but a left-leaning think tank says it’s one that would serve the country well coming out of recession.   The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is unveiling its annual “alternative federal budget” in Ottawa on Tuesday, a 38-page document that shows what fiscal policy may look like if Canada were governed from ... »

Playing Fast and Loose With Public Education

Playing Fast and Loose With Public Education

Playing Fast and Loose With Public Education (Managing Editor Stephen Seaborn) was published by CPE and launched in Toronto September 2010 $10. (bulk orders), $15. each; $5. price students & unemployed, orders:     playingfast (at) campaignforpubliceducation.ca critique and comment:  playingfast (at) campaignforpubliceducation.ca CPE’s mandate is to insist that the necessary resources be alloc... »

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