Bill 115: School boards big loser!
from: The “crisis” in education – Part 2
Bill 115 “…will result in a major shift in control over Ontario’s education system. The Bill [gives] the provincial government a number of new legal rights: to impose contracts, ban strikes and lock-outs (and even the threat of strikes) and circumvent the courts, the Human Rights Code and the Labour Relations Act. It covers teachers, support staff and others who work in schools… The Bill shifts significant control out of the hands of school boards and up to the province. The Law itself will be in effect for two years, but the Bill gives the province the right to extend the law for at least a year beyond that, and to impose permanent regulations shifting control over teacher hiring and student assessments.
What powers does the new education law grant?
Among other things, the Act states that: