Campaign: Education

Retiring as an Educator Means Being Retired

Unemployment is way too high, and there are far too many new/young teachers in the group. Similarly, many Pension Plans (including the Teachers' Fund) are on an unsustainable path and will need to be modified through a combination of higher premiums, lower benefits, and/or higher retirement ages. To help with all of the above, retired teachers should not be offered; nor be allowed to accept any part-time position, full-time ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Give Unemployed Teachers Meaningful Work

There are many families currently paying a lot of money to private tutoring services for after-school help for children of all ages. Why not set up after-school help in the schools by employing unemployed teachers to provide tutoring services. They could be paid the same wages they are being forced to accept in unrelated fields while they bide their time until the demographics play out and opportunities become available. ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Make Early Childhood Education Part of Free Public Education

Studies have proven the benefits of early education to children, families, and the economy. Thousands of families are waiting to find childcare spaces, and when they can find a space, they are paying $45 a day, per child! And in a city, the waitlist for subsidy is often longer than it is needed for-3 or 4 years! Other studies also say the first 5 years of a child's life are THE most important to development. Why then ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Prohibit public sector unions from striking

Unionized workers in the public sector are paid through government taxes, and are highly compensated relative to the private sector. They provide essential services for Ontarians, and should be prevented from holding Ontarians for ransom every time they have a dispute with their employer, the government. We have seen the negative affects and hardships these prolonged strikes have had on Ontarians in recent years. Teachers, ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Reward Merit and High Performance in Schools

Future and academic success of every young Ontarian begins in their school experiences and talents of their teachers. Therefore, it is crucial to tirelessly improve quality of our education. One sure way to improve quality is to reward merit and high performance of school teachers. We should urge the government to take measures to reward talented and high quality teachers at schools. While taking into account the problem ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Students should have the power to fire professors

some professors are horrible and cannot teach or understand. I think the students should have the power to get another professor in their class if they are having trouble with one

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Campaign: Education

Fire Professor and Instructors

Students should have the power to collectively fire a prof that does a bad job! Likewise for high school teachers

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Campaign: Education

End all day kindergarten (aka taxpayer funded daycare)

For a government that constantly begs poor and consistently shakes down the beleaguered taxpayer for ever increasing tax dollars to fund its socialist nanny state projects to implement this program which by some accounts will cost between 1 -1.5 Billion $ was JUST PLAIN WRONG! Unless of course, you are someone who will stands to save $6500 annually in daycare expenses, or a teacher whose union is thrilled to fill their ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Appraising Teachers

I think that parents should be given an opportunity to "appraise" teachers. As parents, we send our children to school to learn both academically and socially. Unfortunately, not all teachers are teaching the way that they should. I have seen several teachers who are teaching for the money, not for the love of children. I would love to have the opportunity to give constructive criticism to these teachers. Also, great ...more »

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