“The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can go very quickly.” Margaret Atwood In the early 1990s, when I was preparing to become a teacher, I had many […]
Category: Funding and resourcing
It was a tumultuous end to 2018 for teachers in Ontario. In June, Ontarians elected a majority Progressive Conservative government under Premier Doug Ford. The new government immediately began implementing changes in the education sector, by repealing the health and physical education curriculum, launching public consultations on curriculum and pedagogy, suspending funding for programs, and […]
This morning as I was doing the proverbial parent dance of balancing meal preparation, wiping counters, and stuffing backpacks with clothes and books, my eight-year-old son charged at me and slapped me hard on my back. I winced from the pain and shock, because having been preoccupied by the chaos of Monday morning, I hadn’t […]
The theme of this issue of Perspectives is “Safe and Caring Schools.” There’s no doubt that the concept of safe schools transcends language issues: all students must feel safe at all times. In this respect, French and English schools alike experience the same realities. Yet for French-language schools in minority settings in Canada, caring also […]
A quick overview of CTF and its Member organizations’ activities in support of Aboriginal education.
Given student enrolment cuts in faculties of education, Carol Jolin, President of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), explains how these measures are jeopardizing the quality of French-language education in minority settings in Canada.