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Kelly McParland: What Ford can learn from past battles with Ontario’s powerful teachers

For her homework today, we assign Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson “For the Love of Learning,” the report of the 1993 Royal Commission on Education ordered up by then-premier Bob Rae to …

Education minister won’t say whether loss of full-time teacher status counts as job loss

Hundreds of GTA teachers received layoff notices this week, and are being warned they may lose their full-time status. Ontario’s Education Minister Lisa Thompson did not answer when asked repeatedly …

Doug Ford’s teacher layoffs will hurt education in Ontario

Peel school board warns of teacher layoffs, April 17 Demoralizing and threatening teachers does nothing to enhance the educational experience of students in Ontario. Laying off teachers has a larger …

Local colleges crunch numbers after 2019 Ontario budget announced

Local colleges are crunching the numbers trying to figure out the changes to the post-secondary funding formula after the Ford Government tabled its 2019 budget on Thursday. “I think it’s …

Peel’s educational support workers protest Ford government’s ‘radical cuts’ to education

Educational support workers from the Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, gathered outside Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP Sheref Sabawy’s constituency office on Friday (April 12) to protest …

Ford government cutting $1B from social services over 3 years

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are slashing roughly $1 billion from the Ministry for Children, Community and Social Services over the next three years, according to the provincial budget, but have provided …

Ford government plans to reduce teaching positions in Ontario

The Ford government’s plan to reduce teaching positions in Ontario will have widespread effects on the education system, the provincial teachers union says. According to the four-year plan, by 2022, …

Provincial memo lays out plan to cut 3,475 Ontario teaching positions in 4 years

A provincial memo obtained by CBC Toronto lays out the Ford government’s plans to cut thousands of full-time teaching positions in Ontario beginning this fall. In the 2019-2020 school year, …

Unions hold rally at Ontario legislature to protest education cuts

TORONTO – Throngs of demonstrators covered the lawn in front of the Ontario legislature Saturday afternoon to protest the Progressive Conservative government’s changes to the provinces education system. Many in …

EXCLUSIVE: TDSB used unqualified people to fill in for teachers over 1,000 times in 5 month span

Parents and persons with no more than a high school diploma are increasing filling in for absent teachers. A CityNews investigation revealed earlier this week that the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School …