Education policy

A Tale of 4 Schools

A Tale of 4 Schools

Watch this 8-minute documentary highlighting the disparity between public and private schools along Mount Pleasant Rd. While Jarvis CI kids play basketball without nets, Branksome Hall has two salt water pools, a yoga studio, and a a brand new 68,000 sq foot athletic facility... »

Be among 1st to sign on…

Be among 1st to sign on…

We invite your organization to sign on to:  A CHARTER FOR EDUCATION IN ONTARIO Preamble:  To ensure a healthy democracy, we as a society, need an educated electorate.  A quality public education is the right of every Ontarian.  To ensure that all residents of Ontario receive a quality public education that meets their individual needs and serve them well in later life, the following are essential:... »

Support for teachers grows

Support for teachers grows

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Corporate tax rockbottom as education under-funding continues

Finance ministers were up to their fiscal trickery last week: cooking the numbers to balance their books while our schools crumble. The feds, which slashed provincial education & health transfer payments back in the mid-80s, this week further reduced revenues by delivering 5 billion dollars in tax cuts (mostly benefiting the country’s wealthiest 15%) while also snipping 36 billion dollars from... »

tired old funding formula

tired old funding formula

The misnomer of Grants for Student Needs  The general public may have given a collective sigh of relief on March 26 when the Minister of Education Liz Sandals announced that funding for public education in 2015/2016 would be the same as this past year—$22.5 billion. The Wynne government has continued to remind Ontarians that they face difficult fiscal circumstances. So, a flat lined education budg... »

education funding in Ontario for 2015-16

education funding in Ontario for 2015-16

 Education funding for 2015-16 was announced on March 26, 2015 by the Ministry of Education.  Only the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) were released.  The Education Program – Other (EPO) announcement will be at some future date.  In addition to the GSN the Ministry released a revised version of the Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines, which describes the process school boards must go through when... »

Education funding still dangerously inadequate

While the Ministry of Education has offered stabilized funding in the face of declining enrollment for 2015-2016, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is concerned that longstanding structural funding issues are continuing to have a negative effect, in particular on students with special needs and the implementation of full-day Kindergarten. “While Ontario has embraced an integrat... »

10 Point Program for Public Education in Toronto- download flyer here

10 Point Program for Public Education in Toronto- download flyer here

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Austerity’s unaffordable tax cuts breed extreme poverty

“The Right’s greatest success has been to redefine taxes as a burden” says Alex Himelfarb, former clerk of Canada’s Privy Council: The number one issue for me is inequality. … Austerity at every level of government–largely self-imposed through years of unaffordable tax cuts – has eroded our key redistributive institutions, welfare and employment insurance, and continues to squeeze the programs tha... »

$500m cut to education budget

Some schools in Ontario will be shut down as the Liberal government makes education funding cuts to help eliminate a $12.5-billion deficit in three years, Education Minister Liz Sandals admitted Tuesday. The planned cuts are included in the government’s 2015-16 education funding guide, which was obtained by the New Democrats and calls for permanent savings of up to $500 million by 2017-18. &... »

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