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Ontario’s future?

Ontario’s future?

Apparently, Walmart’s owners, the Waltons, aren’t satisfied with owning the largest low-wage employer in the country and being the richest family in the world. They’ve also been working (and by “working” we mean “spending”) overtime to undermine the K-12 education system across the US.  Is this what Wynne’s advisors have in mind for Ontario?  Read on… A new report out today from ... »

Greetings Minister!

Greetings Minister!

Ontario’s Liberals were greeted by our billboard in Collingwood this weekend as they gathered for their AGM. »

Education spending is frozen just when…

Education spending is frozen just when…

“Education spending is frozen. Ottawa’s contribution is a pittance. Universities are floundering. At the very moment when they’ve proved their worth, and just as we’re about to need them more than ever, we’re cutting them adrift. It’s time to get the whole country onto a campus.” For the past two decades, the population of Canada has been the subject of a vast and largely unnoticed exp... »

WHERE to advise Hall on TDSB governance

SCHEDULE OF CONSULTATIONs  Tues May 19 7-9pm Lawrence Heights North York West) (see map) Wed May 20   7-9pm    North York Central   North York Central Library  5120 Yonge St.  (Yonge north of Sheppard) Sat May 30  11am-1pm   Scarborough South    McGregor Park Community Centre 2231 Lawrence Ave. (Btwn. Birchmount &  Kennedy) Check for updates at http://consultationsontdsb.ca/consultations-on-td... »

public education is about empathy

public education is about empathy

 There is a basic cognitive science result I call “pre-conscious assimilation.” Within a tenth of a second, incoming information — whether in language, vision, or touch — is unconsciously changed, often radically, to information that better fits what is already in your brain. In short, what you become conscious of often depends on what you already assume, not on external facts presented. Those bra... »

Support for teachers grows

Support for teachers grows

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New Health Education Curriculum

New Health Education Curriculum

 Thousands of parents kept their kids away from school in Ontario this week because the provincial government has developed the utterly bonkers notion that students should have some information about sexual activity before they choose to engage in it. Why improve sex education for kids when they can easily access porn sites?  ELIZABETH RENZETTI The Globe and Mail I know, what are politicians think... »

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 ... »

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