Education matters

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!

A 10 Point Program for Public Education in Toronto. »

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... »

To succeed, we need trustee taxation powers returned

To succeed, we need trustee taxation powers returned

In April the participating organizations at the Campaign for Public Education resolved  to sent the following letter to Ontario’s Premier, the Hon Kathleen Wynne. Dear Premier Wynne, Further to our February  11th letter, we would  like to raise a question with you when we meet. CPE’s association of Toronto-based agencies and organizations is looking forward to sitting down with you to examin... »

4 party platform comparison

4 party platform comparison

Just out from PeopleForEducation.ca Education-platforms P4E2014.06.10 »

VOTE TO DEFEAT HUDAK

VOTE TO DEFEAT HUDAK

Vote to protect public education in Toronto. Bring your neighbours, friends and relations. Bring out the vote. Join the campaign for quality public education across Ontario. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Ontario race remains tight with just a day to go http://www.threehundredeight.com/ It is coming down to the wire in one of the closest elections this site has covered. The latest polls added to the model... »

The Youth That Canada Leaves Behind -CCLA

The Youth That Canada Leaves Behind -CCLA

 Canadian Civil Liberties Association    Monday, August 12 was International Youth Day, an occasion for parents, educators, and others to celebrate the achievements and potential of children and teenagers. Canada prides itself on its youth. Every day, we learn of the accomplishments of remarkable young people. Older people can feel that our world will be left in very good hands. In part, we can th... »

“Vote vs a cuts budget” -trustee

“Vote vs a cuts budget” -trustee

An open letter from TDSB Trustee Chris Glover to his Etobicoke constituents.   Dear Etobicoke Centre Constituents: I was elected to serve as TDSB Trustee in October 2010. I am honoured by the people who elected me, and I made a firm commitment to uphold and maintain the integrity of a system that would ensure success for all students. Now, I am writing to explain the dilemma I face as your Trustee... »

IT’S NOT FAIR! – Social Planning Toronto

IT’S NOT FAIR! – Social Planning Toronto

The Ontario government provides funding for school boards across Ontario to offer programs and support for students from low-income families – the “Learning Opportunities Grant” – but Boards of Education re-direct much of this funding to other underfunded priorities. At the Toronto District School Board, up to $90 million a year is redirected away from programs that directly benefit students in ne... »

The day the music stopped?

The day the music stopped?

April 09, 2013 16:27 ET                        Toronto District School Board Eyes Slashing Music Program TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 9, 2013) – Massive cuts to the elementary school music program were placed on the agenda last night at the Toronto District School Board’s Budget Committee. Again facing the annual structural deficit, senior staff tabled a discussion... »

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