Lack of funding = lack of safety in schools

On November 19, 2017, CBC Radio’s Cross Country Check Up discussed Violence in Schools. There have been several media reports on this topic including a Ottawa teacher, Tony Lamonica, speaking out about his experience of violence on the job. Lamonica’s experience was horrendous and life changing. Violence is not something any person should have to […]

Educational perspectives

Over the past few days, Metro Morning (CBC) has hosted discussions about special education in Ontario. Each of the segments have brought in different perspectives; the common theme is the recognition of the untenable situation for students within the special education sector, the province’s most vulnerable students. The first segment which aired on October 27th […]

Take responsibility for education workers Ms. Sandals

According to news reports, education workers are milking the system. Again. Well, that’s what Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, would have you believe. Before I go on, I need to muse for a moment about how it is that the Minister of Education hates education workers? Of course I want someone to advocate for students. Of […]

don’t give up

The ink is not yet dry on the many contracts that the Ontario government negotiated with education workers throughout the province. But the writing is on the wall. The government has won. Education workers throughout Ontario have paid the price for the government’s overspending, mismanagement and lousy decisions. Education workers, like most Ontario residents, are […]