Investing in education pays off

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada has found that investing in public education produces a direct pay off to the economy. Researchers at the Conference Board used data from [...]

Ready for the Ontario elections, are you?

   We are going to the polls on June 7th.  Are you ready?  Is your MPP and the competing MPP candidates willing to commit to fixing Ontario’s schools?  Not sure? Ask each one of them.  And [...]

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 [...]

The racialization of poverty

SCHOOLS ARE NOT POWERLESS TO ADDRESS RACIAL DISPARITIES   As schools learn more about poverty and race, they should be careful not to let that lead to a culture of fatalism SACHIN MAHARAJ  STAR [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]