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“sour” trustees?

“sour” trustees?

It has been a thoroughly rotten week for the Toronto District School Board. Its much-admired education director, Chris Spence, has been caught plagiarizing. Its fiscal management is under scrutiny from the provincial government, which sent in consultants this week to help fix things. And, oh, its elementary-school teachers, like their colleagues around the province, are planning to walk off the jo... »

Where’s Dalton?

Where’s Dalton?

Jan. 04 2013,  11:20 AM EST  Dalton McGuinty has been Premier of Ontario for long enough, has put his family through enough sacrifice, that it’s normally hard to begrudge him a day off.  But on this day, it just didn’t feel right. You just have to take ownership of some decisions, right or wrong. And one that could lead simultaneously to ongoing chaos in the province’s schools, a protracted legal ... »

Teachers, education workers take McGuinty to court

Teachers, education workers take McGuinty to court

Launching Charter challenge to defend democratic rights of Ontarians. The Ontario government is being taken to court by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and [CUPE, OSSTF] because of legislation they say violates the fundamental rights of working people in Ontario. Today ETFO filed a court challenge against the Ontario government’s Bill 115 on grounds that the law, which strips... »

Education “too important to arbitrarily overhaul just to save a buck.”

Education “too important to arbitrarily overhaul just to save a buck.”

.Kayla Smith, a Grade 12 student at Bramalea Secondary School  [seen here addressing Saturday’s rally], isn’t happy about losing her extra-curricular activities but she feels protesting the provincial government’s new legislation, Bill 115: Putting Students First Act, is more important. Smith was at the forefront of a demonstration by Bramalea students on the lawn of Queen’s Park on Saturday... »

1,300 students sign up for walkout

1,300 students sign up for walkout

Ontario teachers mistreated, organizer claims More than 1,300 high school students in the local public board are indicating they’ll walk out of classes Wednesday to protest how their teachers are being treated by the McGuinty government. “With the legislation that they introduced, they basically took the teacher’s right to strike away so that they would face legal action if they do decide to strik... »

Court challenge

Court challenge

Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario, announced Andrew Lokan, from the law firm Paliare Roland, has been retained to begin legal proceedings challenging Bill 115’s constitutionality. Brampton Guardian Torstar News Service file photo »

a Crass Game…

a Crass Game…

MEDIA RELEASE McGuinty’s Anti-Union Posturing is Simply a Crass Game of Politics that Will Cost Him a Majority   (Toronto, ON) — Stealing a page out of Tim Hudak’s failed “Change Book,” Premier Dalton McGuinty made a cynical electoral play when he decided to try to vilify school teachers and educational workers. In a deposition delivered last night on the McGuinty government’s co... »

Unprecedented attack on constitutional rights & freedoms of school board employees

Unprecedented attack on constitutional rights & freedoms of school board employees

  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association joined Ontario’s teachers [and other education workers] in opposing proposed legislation that would force new contracts on teachers and school [board] workers, saying it’s fundamentally undemocractic and that collective bargaining is a constitutional right. [watch it here!] “Budget concerns are no justification to undercut the democratic process,” CC... »

I am a TDSB teacher and this is my rant:

I am a TDSB teacher and this is my rant:

  Warning: the following is the humble opinion of one Ontario teacher who may not know a whole lot about politics but does know a whole lot about what’s fair and what’s happening to us teachers doesn’t seem fair. This week, Dalton McGuinty, Tim Hudak, Laurel Broten, and a whole bunch of other Ontario politicians will be cutting their summer vacations short and going back to ... »

Canada’s teachers support of Ontario colleagues

Canada’s teachers support of Ontario colleagues

OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2012 /CNW/ – The teachers of Canada are throwing their support behind their colleagues in Ontario as the McGuinty government threatens to impose a contract by legislation on teachers who have not yet had the opportunity to reach a negotiated settlement through the collective bargaining process. “The 200,000 teachers of Canada raise their voices in support of all their ... »

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