Defending Local Democracy, OCT Tracking of AQs

The Campaign for Public Education is asking its members to attend the Special Meeting of the TDSB, February 10 to show their support for local democracy and to point out that the real problem with the TDSB is the flawed funding formula. The Review of the Toronto District School Board, more commonly known as The Wilson Report, was originally mandated to “ensure the school board has the tools it needs to succeed and ensure the board is focused on student achievement and well-being.” However, it has become the lever to disempower elected trustees and close schools. John Cartwright, President of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council points out the hypocrisy of the recommendations of the report in Defend Democracy and Community Schools.

On Tuesday, February 10, OSSTF members are asked to join their CPE friends at the front steps of 5050 Yonge Street at 4:45.

OCT and Mandatory Recertification

The Ontario College of Teachers is “consulting” with teachers on the concept of tracking the ongoing learning of Ontario teachers, which is a step closer to taking us back to the old days of Mike Harris when teachers were required to earn credits in a mandatory recertification program in order to remain licensed to teach. Read more in the article published by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation.