Public education by numbers

$2billion:  the amount McGuinty’s Bill 115 extracts from Ontario’s public education budget over 2-3 years. $2billion:   the amount Ontario would generate per year if we simply [...]

Dear Minister Broten

I am writing to you today as a parent of a child in Ontario’s public school system. Specifically, my child attends Public School in Toronto.  Over the past weeks since school began, I have been [...]

Students aren’t high on the priority list

“Governing is about priorities. Students can’t help but notice they aren’t high on the list.”    David Suzuki June 2012  The Campaign for Public Education has closely examined Ontario’s Bill 115 [...]

Bill 115: School boards big loser!

from: The “crisis” in education – Part 2 Bill 115 “…will result in a major shift in control over Ontario’s education system. The Bill [gives] the provincial government a number [...]

High-quality, publicly-funded education

Many mocked us, many vilified us, many told us we would achieve nothing. But after a wave of student mobilization in Quebec through the spring and summer, we can count our victories: on the first [...]

Teachers mourn Bill 115’s passing

Several hundred teachers, many clad in black, attended a public school board meeting Tuesday night in unified protest against the Liberal government’s new education legislation. About 300 [...]

Bill 115 attacks constitutional rights

      Bill 115 is “an unprecedented attack on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of educational workers.” -Canadian Civil Liberties Association.   A legal challenge has [...]