Save Our Schools

Ministry releases disrepair data for ALL schools  

The parent run group, Fix Our Schools has been calling for transparency on this information so commends the Ministry of Education for releasing data about disrepair for every single school in the province. This is an important next step in ensuring all citizens realize the level of disrepair that exists in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. Public acknowledgement of the $15-billion of disrepair in... »

Taxation powers could fix schools

Taxation powers could fix schools

Of all the duties that educational leaders and policy-makers have, ensuring that schools are safe is arguably the most important. But it looks like that is not happening in our city. Documents from the provincial government state that 56 per cent of schools in the Toronto District School Board are in “critical” or “poor” condition. And sometimes the consequences are dire. As reported by CTV news, ... »

Schools grossly underfunded

Schools grossly underfunded

“The Ministry of Education needs $1.4 billion per year to maintain schools in a state of good repair. However, actual annual funding in the last five years has ranged from $150 million to $500 million.” – 2015 Auditor-General Report Take action, send a letter to your MPP. Fix our Schools! »

Question MPs on fixing our schools

Question MPs on fixing our schools

Ask your newly elected MP this question “Given that curling rinks and hockey arenas receive federal infrastructure money, how much will the government be prepared to invest in repairing and rebuilding Canadian public schools, a critical element of our country’s social infrastructure?”  Of course, if you have the opportunity to speak with your MP in person, let them know you view ... »

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. »

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 ... »

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... »

School Closures flyer: download here

School Closures flyer: download here

School Closures – 2015 04 22 – WEB »

“More delays for community hubs as Liberals force school closures”

“More delays for community hubs as Liberals force school closures”

The latest Government panel appointment “announcement won’t distract from the Liberals’ sorry record of failing to support community hubs – and won’t stop half-a-billion dollars in planned cuts to classrooms” states MPP Lisa Gretzky, the NDP’s new Education Critic. “As usual, the Liberals are saying one thing but doing the exact opposite. That’s why the new special advisor needs ... »

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