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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 »

Pre-amalgamation mayor’s panel to divide & rule?

Pre-amalgamation mayor’s panel to divide & rule?

 Former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall will chair an expert panel that will advise the TDSB on ways of improving its governance structure. (photo: CBC)  Hall told reporters that the panel members had met for the first time on Monday March 16th.   She said they will be seeking input on many issues surrounding the board and will then put together their own recommendations for the minister. Education Min... »

The School As Community Hub

The School As Community Hub

There’s been much chatter about schools as community hubs this month.  But what does this actually involve?  Here is one of the more comprehensive studies on the subject edited by David Clandsfield and George Martel.   The School As Community Hub – Beyond Education’s Iron Cage.  http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/ourselves/docs/OSOS_Summer10... »

CPE monthly assembly

CPE monthly assembly

The next CPE assembly on public education will be held on Monday May 25th  6-8pm. If your group or organization is Toronto-focused and demands full education funding, please join us. This monthly roundtable of public-education advocates, parent-community groups and school based workers from publicly-funded school boards reviews progress of our elected trustees, and together, plan the next steps of... »

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