Tag: Education

  • Ghoulish EdTech Innovations

    We speak with Tanner Mirrlees about the dark and underdiscussed world of education technology and the information communication technology (ICT) industry. Listen to audio »

  • Public Education Beyond the Pandemic

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Keep reading »

  • Alberta Government Turns Hard to the Right

    The Alberta United Conservative Party (UCP) Premier and his Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange have announced they are redirecting $128-million of K-12 education funding to the province’s COVID-19 response, following their decision to close schools on March 15th. Ms. LaGrange said “COVID-19 has changed both how we provide student learning, and the operational needs of the education system.” Keep reading »

  • Class (Size) Struggle: The Ontario Government’s Latest Game

    Anything that Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says should be taken with a bag of salt. His ability to dissemble is astonishing. So, when he said on Tuesday afternoon that high school class sizes would be 23 starting in the 2020-21 school year and that parents would be able to opt out of e-learning courses … Keep reading »

  • Oppose Doug Ford’s Ontario Schools Budget

    Analysis of the cuts to Toronto School Budgets by the Conservative government of Doug Ford. Keep reading »

  • Stop The Attacks On Our Schools!

    This forum deals with the disastrous effects of Ford’s cuts to our already-struggling public schools – and how we can push back and fight for a public school system that works for all children. With Jessica Polley, Jonah Gindin, Helen Victoros, Amina Vance, and John Weatherup. Listen to audio »

  • From Liberal ‘Ideology’ to Massive Cuts: Ford’s Education Policy for Ontario

    Education Minister Lisa Thompson walked up to the podium at the Ontario Science Centre on Friday to tell Ontarians about her plan for education. But first, she took a shot at the Liberal Party. Liberal “ideology” she claimed, got it wrong on education from the “social experiment” of the 2015 sexual education curriculum to Discovery … Keep reading »

  • Cuts, Cuts, Cuts: Ontario’s New Education Funding Guide

    Doug Ford has got out his scissors! Everything is on the chopping block ( except his camper van). Or – more likely – he wants to open up public services to business. Keep reading »

  • Sneak Peak: The Sex Ed Controversy in Ontario w/ Sadia Khan

    Toronto-based community organizer Sadia Khan reflects on her experience as a public-school teacher and activist to underline the importance of updating the sex-ed curriculum. Listen to audio »

  • CUPE 3903: Rally for Public Education

    For the second time in three years, CUPE 3903 has been forced to go on strike. To express our collective resolve, CUPE 3903 is calling for a rally and march to oppose attacks on public education by this anti-worker, anti-student provincial government. Recorded in front of the Ministry of Labour in Toronto, 9 April 2018.
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  • Precarious Work: Contract Faculty in the Neoliberal University

    These videos explore the situation of Canadian contract academic faculty and compares their situation to the even poorer conditions American contract faculty face, highlighting the need to more firmly address working conditions in Canada. The second film, “Contract Faculty: Injustice in the University,” focuses on not only the injustice faced by contract faculty but the … Watch video »

  • Shaking Off the Part-Time Blues

    Fighting for the Rights of Ontario College Workers We’ve all followed the news that part-time, insecure employment is growing. I work at an Ontario college as a full-time library technician. Every day I work side by side with part-time employees whose jobs are the same as mine, but whose working conditions are dramatically different. Part-time workers … Keep reading »