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school-based daycares fighting eviction!

school-based daycares fighting eviction!

“…I don’t know why they are trying to close our centre,” said Venus Mawirat, whose 3-year-old son Galen attends APS Daycare at North Preparatory Junior Public School which is facing eviction in June. The centre, near Spadina and Eglinton Aves., is among at least three school-based daycares in the city that are being squeezed for space by schools that are bursting at the seams. Another ... »

Funding formula explained

Torontoist Explains: Ontario’s Education Funding Formula We walk through the complicated funding allocation for Ontario primary and secondary schools, and what that means for students.   BY PATRICK METZGER With teacher strikes threatening to disrupt the end of the school year in several Ontario districts, including Peel region, the hows and whys of education funding are under more scrutiny than ev... »

Educational workers fight back against government

Educational workers fight back against government

Educational workers have become the main target for the provincial government’s austerity agenda.   Even before the provincial budget was announced, it had been decided educational workers would have to settle for a’net zero’collective agreement. After the debacle of Bill 115, the government came up with Bill 122, an Act respecting collective bargaining in Ontario’s school ... »

As teachers’ strikes loom over Ontario, the fight isn’t about salaries, though it is about the bottom line

As teachers’ strikes loom over Ontario, the fight isn’t about salaries, though it is about the bottom line

 It’s been over a week since public high school teachers in Durham went on strike, closing schools for 21,000 students, and no one seems to be able to explain why. “Perhaps someone (either side) can actually tell us why talks are not being held? There is such a lack of concrete information,” Trish Scovil Taylor, a parent, wrote on the Durham District School Board Facebook page. On that site and on... »

Corporate tax rockbottom as education under-funding continues

Finance ministers were up to their fiscal trickery last week: cooking the numbers to balance their books while our schools crumble. The feds, which slashed provincial education & health transfer payments back in the mid-80s, this week further reduced revenues by delivering 5 billion dollars in tax cuts (mostly benefiting the country’s wealthiest 15%) while also snipping 36 billion dollars from... »

Who’s consulted, where, why?

The current “consultation” on the governance of the TDSB is unprecedented.  The appointed panel headed by former mayor Barbara Hall is looking at the governance model for only the Toronto Board and no other board in the province.  These public consultation meetings are run by the public relations firm GSI. There are many problems with this process. The locations of the consultation mee... »

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... »

How to ANSWER the Hall TDSB Governance ?s

Here are the initial questions asked online and in community meetings and a sample of answers we have gathered in talking to those wishing to rebuild public education in Toronto. The Hall panel is indicating that some of the questions may be modified for the upcoming consultation. Dates and times of the 20 consultation meetings are at http://campaignforpubliceducation.ca/where-to-advise-hall-on-td... »

Tues 6pm: Funding Matters

Tues 6pm: Funding Matters

 Join teachers, parents, community for an information picket in conjunction with the North York West Consultation on the TDSB. Tues May 19, 6-7pm Lawrence Heights Community Centre.  Let’s tell the Ontario Government what is really happening in our classrooms and what can be done to fix it. Political Action / Public Education Funding matters. Class size matters. Special education matters. Dem... »

HOW to advise Hall on TDSB governance online

HOW to advise Hall on TDSB governance online

http://consultationsontdsb.ca/consultations-on-tdsb »

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