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TEACHERS ARE “SO HAPPY” WITH EDUCATION CUTS: DOUG FORD

Premier Doug Ford says he has spoken with “hundreds of teachers over the last few weeks” who are “so happy” with the province’s education cutbacks. As dozens of educators looked on from the spectators’ gallery...

SCHOOL BOARD LAYOFFS: THE TOLL MOUNTS

Despite promises from the Ford government that no teachers would be laid off due to his cutbacks to education, local media outlets are reporting just that in communities across Ontario. The Upper Grand District School...

THOMPSON’S OWN SCHOOL BOARD WARNS CUTS THREATEN RURAL EDUCATION

The Ford government’s education cutbacks will shrink the number of teachers and threaten “even the core curriculum required to graduate” at smaller rural schools,” says the Bluewater District School Board, which is located in Education...

ONTARIO BUDGET DOES NOT MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS

Text of an ETFO news release dated April 11: Toronto, ON – The Ontario government’s 2019 budget for public education does not meet the needs of students and schools, according to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation...

REPORT ON E-LEARNING: “STUDENTS WILL SUFFER”

“Students will suffer” if e-learning replaces classroom learning, says the author of a report that examined thousands of online classroom discussion threads. Beyhan Farhadi, who wrote the paper, was an e-learning teacher with the Toronto...

100,000 STUDENTS WALK OUT TO PROTEST EDUCATION CUTS

An estimated 100,000 students from more than 600 high schools walked out to protest the Ford government’s cuts to education on April 4. “We are showing them that students are informed, that students are angry,...