Fact-checking Doug Ford: We analyze his claims on class sizes, math and student protests https://t.co/ojMhvyvH4o pic.twitter.com/kblUmwTWny
— Ottawa Citizen (@OttawaCitizen) May 4, 2019
Educational workers implore Government to support students with autism
Educational workers implore Government to support students with autism https://t.co/wdnZZcb6t8
— Peter Beens (@pbeens) March 8, 2019
Schools not preparing students for ‘success in this complex world,’ report finds
Ontario needs more counsellors to help students cope with future demands, People for Education says.
Ontario schools are struggling to prepare students for the future by failing to implement policies on career and life planning, a new report by People for Education say.
The study, “Roadmaps and roadblocks,” argues that groundwork for adulthood should begin in kindergarten, not just in high school, as is most often the case.
Read the rest of the article here.
Canadian Climate Change Survey (via OTF)
Editorial: Ford just itching for a fight with Ontario teachers
“A snitch line? Really?
Look, Doug Ford ran on repealing Ontario’s sex-education curriculum, implemented by the Wynne Liberals after consulting with 4,000 or so teachers, parents and professionals.
He was wrong to do that. He basically did it because he promised he would to social conservatives who supported his leadership bid. He owed them, and he paid. There was nothing wrong with the previous curriculum. This was all about paying a political debt.”
Read the rest of the editorial at https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/8859016-editorial-ford-just-itching-for-a-fight-with-ontario-teachers/.
Math testing scores drop for elementary students: EQAO
“Math test scores among public elementary students in Ontario have been decreasing over the last five years, indicating government efforts to reverse the trend have not worked, according to the agency administering standardized assessments in the province.”
Read more at https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/math-testing-scores-drop-for-elementary-students-eqao-1.4073147
Doug Ford will put parents’ rights first. Who will do that for kids?
From Rick Salutin, a freelance columnist and commentator for the Toronto Star:
Be sure to read the entire article at the link below:
Copyright and credit: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/08/28/doug-ford-will-put-parents-rights-first-who-will-do-that-for-kids.html
CBC Metro Morning – Aug 24, 2018 – “Teacher Snitch Line”
For those of use that are part of the #OntEd Twitter universe, we are all likely followers of Andrew Campbell (@acampbell99), an elementary teacher in Brantford.
This morning Andrew was invited to speak on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning about the new “teacher snitch line”. Check out the conversation below:
Credit and Copyright: CBC Radio
New Parent Feedback Form for Parent Concerns
Why is the Ministry of Education only looking for "concerns" in the curriculum? Why not be looking for the great things in it? This is a terribly skewed process that in the end will only hurt Ontario Education. #OntEd pic.twitter.com/7JGpRH0Mmm
— Peter Beens (@pbeens) August 23, 2018