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“Education is a right; that is what we have to fight!” student vs school closings

“Education is a right; that is what we have to fight!” student vs school closings

With an all to familiar promise to build brighter futures and new schools, authorities in Chicago are now up against communities determined to save their schools.  These 3 minutes will surprise and inspire.  Click here: Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally www.youtube.com By the end of this speech hundreds vowed to vote for Asean for Mayo... »

Globe disses TDSB

Globe disses TDSB

The TDSB is “dysfunctional” and in the midst of a “governance crisis”.  So says Canada’s generally centre-right but influential Globe & Mail.  The paper calls for major change at the country’s largest school board.   CREDIT BELOW “Toronto in early 2013 finds itself facing a double crisis of governance. The first, of course, is at City Hall, where the m... »

“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... »

202 day countdown to Ontario election

202 day countdown to Ontario election

In advance of the October 2011 provincial election, there are several organizations that are releasing video clips that speak for educationers and the students they serve.  Here are three: A statement from ETFO re standardized testing (EQAO)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VqK4i4fFg A statement by Catholic teachers, OECTA ….   http://www.youtube.com/user/OECTASpeaks Working Families has st... »