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GOVERNMENT SIMPLY DELAYING AUTISM CRISIS BY SIX MONTHS

The following is the text of a news release issued by ETFO. Toronto, ON – Today’s announcement by the Conservative government is simply putting off the crisis it has created for children with autism by...

OTTAWA TEACHERS WEAR BLACK TO PROTEST CLASS SIZE HIKES

Secondary and elementary school teachers united in the Ottawa area, wearing black to protest the Ford government’s decision to increase class sizes from grades 4-12. In the video below, CTV News Ottawa reporter Megan Shaw...

TORONTO LOSES 1,000 TEACHERS TO FORD GOV’T CUTS

The Toronto District School Board says cuts in funding by the Ford government will result in a thousand fewer teachers from grades 4-12. Of the projected 1,016 job losses, 216 are projected to occur in...

STUDENT ADVISORS CAUTION AGAINST EDUCATION CUTS

Fifteen current and former members of a student council set up under the Education Act have advised Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Lisa Thompson not to go ahead with cutbacks to the education system...
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“NEW MONEY” FOR AUTISM IS A LIE: CBC COLUMNIST

An opinion columnist for the CBC says the announced “additional funding” for school boards to deal with an expected influx of autistic students is, in fact, money that was already allocated as the “average per-pupil...

MARCH BREAK EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: DOCUMENT LINKS

The government chose the March Break to make a number of education-related announcements around K-12 class size, school board hiring practices and supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Ministry released documents explaining those...

TEACHERS FEAR MORE VIOLENCE IN BIGGER CLASSES: NNTL PRES.

The president of ETFO’s Near North Teachers’ Local has warned that violence against teachers and administrators alike is becoming more frequent and more severe. In an interview with the North Bay Nugget, Rob Hammond said...
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TORONTO SCHOOL BOARDS ADD VOICES TO AUTISM CONCERNS

Both Toronto’s public and Catholic school boards have asked the province for more money to cope with an expected influx of autistic students, according to an article in the Toronto Star, “We are disappointed that...