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Students get it: education ain’t a Liberal priority in QC nor ON

Students get it: education ain’t a Liberal priority in QC nor ON

Montreal protesters are drawing attention to a growing trend: governments often skew decisions in favour of short-term priorities, often for industrial interests. (Credit: fatseth) By David Suzuki (author, broadcaster and contributor to our book, Playing Fast & Loose with Public Education  When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec’s pampered youth pa... »

class size to grow in Ontario?

class size to grow in Ontario?

..East Alternative School of TO Kevin Van Paassen:globe & Mail For Ontario’s self-styled “education premier,” damning criticism of one of his signature changes to the province’s schools is nothing new. Back when Dalton McGuinty took power in 2003, some of his own bureaucrats and advisers cautioned that lowering class sizes wouldn’t be worth the cost. In 2010, long after Mr. McGuinty’s Liberals... »

GTA teacher asks: Could Wisconsin happen here?

GTA teacher asks: Could Wisconsin happen here?

.. In the wake of unprecedented anti-union legislation many Wisconsin teachers are starting the 2011 school year without the right negotiate future collective agreements for anything other than salaries, which will leave them with no mechanism or organized voice to speak on behalf of the needs of the students they teach. This is thanks to the passage of the Budget Repair Bill, (now referred to as ... »

Chair to update TDSB on complaint vs PCs

Chair to update TDSB on complaint vs PCs

The chair of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is filing a formal complaint against Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party and Sun Media over homophobic campaign flyers that were distributed during the provincial election and a transphobic television ad campaign that aired for three weeks following it. Chris Bolton says he may also take legal action. Bolton says the ads were misleading ab... »

Education protests grip Chilean capital

Education protests grip Chilean capital

Students in Chile have erected burning barricades in at least 10 locations throughout Santiago, as part of a protest to demand free higher education. Tuesday’s demonstration in the South American nation’s capital is the latest phase in a student movement that began in May… Calling for massive protest marches in the business district of Santiago, the students rejected further talk... »

EXPLORING SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITY HUBS

  EXPLORING SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITY HUBS: Investigating application of the community hub model in context of the closure of Athabasca School, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and other small schools Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to research the concept and model of community hubs, specifically schools that have become community hubs, and to investigate the hub model as an alternative to... »

Toronto’s endorsed candidates

Toronto’s endorsed candidates

In the countdown to our October 6th provincial election CPE has endorsed the following Toronto candidates.  We recommend them for your serious consideration. Michael Prue, Beaches – East York Michael Coteau, Don Valley East Kathleen Wynne, Don Valley West Mike Colle, Eglinton-Lawrence Laurel Broten, Etobicoke-Lakeshore Donna Cansfield, Etobicoke-Centre Cheri DiNovo, Parkdale-High Park Tracy MacCha... »

Fund our public schools – Star

Fund our public schools – Star

     Students of all backgrounds and family incomes learning together and getting the same opportunities: that’s the idea behind public schools.    But, when parents in the well-to-do neighbourhoods are able to raise funds among themselves to hire an art instructor while those in the lower-income areas cannot, or when students are required to pay a fee to access the school library or to play ... »

Sept start to next tdsb budget: 2012-13

Sept start to next tdsb budget: 2012-13

Note that: On Wednesday June 22nd a board committee recommended $53.3m in cuts this fall. currently $175.8 million of programs and activities of the TDSB board are not directly supported or funded by government. A Budget Strategy for 2012-13 and Beyond   (final wording: tdsb board room ) On motion of Trustee Atkinson, amended by Trustees Rutka and Kaplan, the June 22nd Board meeting considered: Wh... »

board eyes poor school on prime land

board eyes poor school on prime land

School board eyes poor school on prime land On June 14th close to 80 community members, parents, children and teachers gathered in Toronto’s oldest residential neighbourhood (Ward 14 downtown) to learn that community-based schools were to be shuffled and reconfigured if a committee and staff recommendation to close a key school were to be adopted. Regent Park/Duke of York  PS serves children... »

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