Education matters

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. &... »

CPE-endorsed Trustee candidates

CPE-endorsed Trustee candidates

15 CPE-endorsed School Trustee candidates are poised for election in TDSB wards across Toronto Oct 27th pledging to give students & communities what they need to succeed! Each candidate backs fully funding public education. United with all board members they will advance a coordinated program for public education across Toronto. Chris Glover, ward 2 Etobicoke Centre Matias De Dovitiis, ward 4 ... »

Elections mean democratic governance

Elections mean democratic governance

September, 2014 Dear School Community Council members, As many of you have noted, the Toronto District School Board has been moving away from public accountability by doing more and more of its business in “in-camera” sessions. These private sessions should be restricted to strictly confidential human resource matters. The public is entitled to know how their duly elected representativ... »

Measure candidates against CPE’s platform!

Measure candidates against CPE’s platform!

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Education funds lowest; Startling New Ontario Findings

Education funds lowest; Startling New Ontario Findings

Less than 2 years ago an Ontario-wide coalition of more than 90 groups and organizations concerned with growing inequality released an unprecedented report showing that Ontario has sunk to last place in Canada when measured against every important social indicator.  “Most people would be shocked to know that Ontario has seen the largest increase in income inequality and the second largest ju... »

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