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OSSTF District 19 Media Release – November 14, 2019

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Peel District School Board Projected to Lose 616 High School Teachers by 2023-2024

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OSSTF v The Crown OLRB decision-September 6, 2019

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OSSTF District 19 Media Release – September 6, 2019

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ETFO, OSSTF/FEESO file unfair labour practice complaints against Liberal Government

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OSSTF/FEESO condemns Islamophobia and hatred

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All Ontario taxpayers pay for public education in this province and yet we have two school systems that are only for students of one religion. In this day and age, that just doesn’t seem right. There might have been a time when having English and French Catholic school systems made sense, but not in today’s multi-cultural Ontario.

This isn’t about religion or about politics. It’s about what’s best for our children. It’s been estimated that if we just had one public, secular school system in each official language for all students, we’d save up to a billion dollars a year. We’d have a lot less bureaucracy and no duplication of services.

Best of all, the money saved would go a long way to making all our schools so much better.

With declining enrollment across Ontario, aging schools and budget cutbacks, it’s time to start talking about the reasons for one public system in each official language. Other provinces have made the change and seen the benefits. Now it’s Ontario’s turn.

Ontario Education – Who does what?

Informative videos on the roles of various organization in the Ontario education system. Produced by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation.

Public Education in Ontario: Who does what? | Ontario Teachers’ Federation