Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
The OSSTF Toronto Communications and Political Action Committee (CPAC) will host a panel discussion on neo-liberalism, education and teaching. This discussion will draw on the recently published book titled “Public Education, Neoliberalism, and Teachers” in which author Paul Bocking looks at these themes across the geographic regions of New York, Mexico City and Toronto. Panelists from these regions will join Paul in this discussion that will look at the commonalities shaping public policy and the work of teachers across North America in an era where neoliberalism is the dominant trend influencing the realities in these local contexts, including under the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will further include an understanding of the role of the resistance movements to neoliberal education policy led by teacher unions. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.