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STUDENTS AT 600 HIGH SCHOOLS TO WALK OUT TODAY

Students at some 600 high schools across the province are set to walk out today (April 4), according to a report from CBC News. The walkouts are a protest against the cutbacks to education announced...

ONTARIO CONSIDERS MATH TESTING FOR TEACHERS: REPORT

Can a physical education or drama teacher be fired for not knowing enough about math? A report in The Globe and Mail says the Ford government is considering compulsory annual math testing for all teachers...
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ONTARIO EDUCATION WORKERS UNITED AGAINST GOVERNMENT CUTS

The following is a joint statement issued April 3 by ETFO, AEFO, CUPE, OECTA and OSSTF. Teachers and education workers in Ontario have formed a common front to defend a strong publicly funded education system...
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ETFO’S MEMBER ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM IN FULL SWING

If you haven’t yet been asked to sign a pledge card to support the fight for quality public education, you soon will be. Signing the cards and talking to members is what the ETFO Member...

THE POWER OF MANY: UNIONS FIGHT FORD CUTS

Many of the more than 50 unions affiliated to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) came together at the Power of Many: Take Back Ontario Conference on March 25 to stop the government’s pro-business agenda...

COLUMNISTS HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH MINISTER’S “RESILIENCY” REMARKS

Editorial columnists are starting to laugh it up at Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s comments on the “resiliency” students in overcrowded classrooms will supposedly develop. “We’re hearing from professors and employers alike that [students are] lacking...
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QUEEN’S PARK RALLY, STUDENT STRIKE AGAINST EDUCATION CUTS

The Ford government’s plans to cut education funding are running into heavy opposition from across the province. ETFO President Sam Hammond has asked all members to support a rally for public education on Saturday, April...