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Public input essential

“The proposed changes to the Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines are … dismissive of the people and communities the Ministry of Education, and the Government of Ontario at large, has been elected to serve.”    A letter to: Premier of Ontario, Hon. Kathleen Wynne & Minister of Education, Hon. Liz Sandals November 18, 2014  –Reanda Doornink, Near North District School B... »

Why Sell Public Assets When You can Rent Them?   

 Janet Bojti, public education activist and school sales researcher reports:     The average school site will sell for a price in the neighbourhood of five to six million dollars.  However, long before selling publicly owned school land was all the rage, school boards rented the property when the schools they once housed were no longer viable.  If there were no longer enough children in a neighbou... »

They’re Closing My Neighbourhood School?

They’re Closing My Neighbourhood School?

 Since 2008 the Toronto Lands Corporation, has reported on the sale of 60 TDSB properties on behalf of the school board. The TLC is the real estate arm of the TDSB. They’re Closing My Neighbourhood School?   Why is the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) closing schools and severing off school yards and selling them off?   It is because the school board has been systematically underfunded for the... »

school closing changes

school closing changes

Major changes coming for school closing process Currently, school boards must undertake a thorough public process when they are considering closing or consolidating schools. Ontario’s Ministry of Education is planning significant changes to the guidelines (see below) for the review process entitled “Accommodation Review” or ARC.   The Ministry says that these changes to policy ar... »

$500m cut to education budget

Some schools in Ontario will be shut down as the Liberal government makes education funding cuts to help eliminate a $12.5-billion deficit in three years, Education Minister Liz Sandals admitted Tuesday. The planned cuts are included in the government’s 2015-16 education funding guide, which was obtained by the New Democrats and calls for permanent savings of up to $500 million by 2017-18. &... »

CPE-endorsed Trustee candidates

CPE-endorsed Trustee candidates

15 CPE-endorsed School Trustee candidates are poised for election in TDSB wards across Toronto Oct 27th pledging to give students & communities what they need to succeed! Each candidate backs fully funding public education. United with all board members they will advance a coordinated program for public education across Toronto. Chris Glover, ward 2 Etobicoke Centre Matias De Dovitiis, ward 4 ... »

Elect school board trustees who will:

Elect school board trustees who will:

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4 party platform comparison

4 party platform comparison

Just out from PeopleForEducation.ca Education-platforms P4E2014.06.10 »

VOTE TO DEFEAT HUDAK

VOTE TO DEFEAT HUDAK

Vote to protect public education in Toronto. Bring your neighbours, friends and relations. Bring out the vote. Join the campaign for quality public education across Ontario. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Ontario race remains tight with just a day to go http://www.threehundredeight.com/ It is coming down to the wire in one of the closest elections this site has covered. The latest polls added to the model... »

“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... »

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