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How did my Trustee vote on that, anyway?!!

How did my Trustee vote on that, anyway?!!

Check out current voting records of your school trustee at the TDSB… here !! »

Those who can, teach; those who can’t ridicule

Those who can, teach; those who can’t ridicule

. Who you callin’ a teacher? Why we love ’em in theory and loathe them in practice Of course Justin Trudeau’s experience as a teacher isn’t going to help him run a government. What could he possibly have learned overseeing a group of squabbling, self-absorbed kids who can’t see past their own interests that might help him in Ottawa? “Lack of experience” is the charge levelled at Mr. Trudeau in the... »

“A Trojan horse for school closings” says Globe report

“A Trojan horse for school closings” says Globe report

In Saturday’s Globe and Mail Kate Hammer reports that TDSB’s “K-12 Strategy” consultations are essentially “a Trojan horse for school closings” . Here is her report: As a father of two young children, there are a lot of things Corby Fine would change about Toronto’s public schools. He thinks that technology is too important to allow some schools to have tablets ... »

Democracy postponed: Rally Wed 530pm Queens Park

Democracy postponed: Rally Wed 530pm Queens Park

Wedding postponed…but so is our democracy!    In place of a wedding, guests are invited to attend a rally this Wednesday, October 17th 2012 at 5:30pm at Queen’s Park against the shutting down of the legislature and the profoundly undemocratic manner in which austerity is being imposed on Ontarians. The corporate elite of Canada regrets to announce that the upcoming marriage of Dalton McGuint... »

wartime-style powers

wartime-style powers

The Ontario government is selling its new public restraint bill as a simple, two-year wage freeze. A close reading shows the proposed law is much, much broader.  Unveiled on Wednesday by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, it would give the provincial cabinet wartime-style powers over public sector compensation for at least six years. If approved by the legislature, the Protecting Public Services bill... »

Rights funeral 7pm Queens Park

Rights funeral 7pm Queens Park

Devastated by a far-reaching anti-worker bill set to pass legislature early next week, education workers will convene a funeral for collective bargaining rights on the lawn of Queen’s Park, Monday September 10, at 7 pm. Workers and friends will reflect on our loss and ready ourselves for Tuesday morning Sept 11th when Liberal Bill 115 is expected to pass 3rd and final reading with support fr... »

Libs  “manufacturing crisis to win 2 by-elections”

Libs “manufacturing crisis to win 2 by-elections”

Three education unions say they will fight the Ontario Liberals’ proposed bill to impose a new contract on teachers if it passes. “If this bill is passed we’ll challenge this proposed legislation all the way to the Supreme Court,” said Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Ontario, which represents 55,000 school support workers, including school secretaries and custodia... »

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 ... »

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