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Moving beyond the tap on the shoulder: new online resource aims to empower women in leadership of their teacher organizations

Back in high school when I ran for a seat on the students’ council, a group of young women showed up at my doorstep one evening to help me with crafting catchy slogans and jazzy campaign posters.  I remember thinking “Wow!” because I had not even asked for their help!  Their unexpected support boosted my […]

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Listening to the archive: Echoes of teacher solidarity

When I recently began working as a Researcher and Policy Analyst at the CTF-FCE, I was thrilled to find a sizeable library and archive in the middle of the office. The eight unassuming stacks, named after the first full-time Secretary-Treasurer[1] at the CTF-FCE, Dr. George G. Croskery (1948-1962), sit patiently with a century’s-worth of minutes, newsletters, books, and […]

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Ontario teachers are drawing on lessons from the 1990s to deal with a new government intent on cutting back

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 […]

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