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MERGING SYSTEMS WOULD SAVE $1 BILLION PER YEAR: EXPERT

An education expert says the Ford government could save $1 billion a year by merging the public and separate school systems in the province. “Given the dire need to address the deficit, the time is...
Dave Cooke

MORE CRITICISM OF TORY “PATRONAGE” IN EQAO APPOINTMENT

Criticism continues to pour onto the decision to appoint a failed Tory candidate as full-time chair of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). The Ford government named Cameron Montgomery as the EQAO’s first full-time...
Marit Stiles

FORD APPOINTS LOSING TORY AS EQAO HEAD

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has appointed a losing Conservative Party candidate to head the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), the organization that administers standard testing in Ontario. The job comes with a hefty new...
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WEST VIRGINIA TEACHERS STRIKE AGAINST CHARTER SCHOOLS

Teachers in West Virginia decided to remain on strike because the Republican state Senate reaffirmed its decision to allow charter schools, according to a report in WV MetroNews, republished by the West Virginia Education Association....
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UNIONS CONCERNED BY SCHOOL-BOARD MERGER PLAN

The Ontario School Board Council of Unions is concerned about rumours that the Ford government is going to merge smaller school boards to save money, according to a report from CKDR FM in Dryden. The...
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VIOLENCE AGAINST TEACHERS ON THE RISE: CTF RESEARCHER

Violence against teachers and staff by students is on the rise and educators say they need more support to cope, according to a feature report by CBC News. Sherri Brown, director of research and professional...
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RUMOURED CUTS SPARK ORANGEVILLE PROTEST

Rumoured billion-dollar cuts to Ontario’s education budget sparked a rally by educators and parents outside MPP Sylvia Jones’ office in Orangeville Feb. 7. “A lot of our members are dealing with the same issues in...
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NUMBERS SAVAGE TORIES’ EXAGGERATED DEFICIT CLAIMS

Ontario’s deficit has magically shrunk yet again, as higher tax revenue cut $1 billion off the Conservatives’ exaggerated estimates. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli credited the Tories’ economic policies for the deficit reduction, according to an...