Schools in disrepair: why?

The parent campaign, Fix Our Schools, has a series of answers: “We are adrift in a sea of schools that are in appalling shape. The majority of Ontario schools simply cannot be considered [...]

Email My MPP

It’s time to fix Ontario schools!  Please send your MPP this letter asking that they pledge to eliminate the $15.9 billion school repair backlog and to set a “State of Good Repair [...]

Report: “gross underfunding”

As far back as 2002, a $5.6 billion repair backlog existed in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. Today, there is $15.9 billion of disrepair in the buildings where 2 million Ontario children spend [...]

Special Ed EAs rock!

 a special sort of educator. I’ve been teaching for over 20 years, and even now, I marvel at the work educational assistants do.  These are people who exercise patience as though it’s [...]

school shortage in major Ontario cities

 Provincial funding restrictions have led a number of Ontario’s 72 school boards short of much needed schools.   By SALMAAN FAROOQUI        The Canadian Press TORONTO—Serina Manek has been [...]

The Defunding of Public Education

In a comprehensive report on Ontario’s education funding for ETFO this month economist Hugh Mackenzie has produced a revealing and very readable testament to the critical importance of the [...]

School Closures put Communities at Risk

In Ontario, over 2,000 schools have been permanently shuttered since 1990. Right now, 600 schools are under review for potential closure; 500 of these schools are located in rural communities and [...]