Our full policy paper can be found at: http://ormyl.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/ormyl-policy-merging-public-and-catholic-school-boards2.pdf WHEREAS in the current economic climate the Ontario Government should be considering all possible opportunities for cost savings; WHEREAS Ontario is the only province to provide full funding for two school boards; WHEREAS estimated annual savings from a school board merger are ...more »
Eliminate duplication and blatant discrimination. Save money. Historical reasons for separate boards are no longer valid and sorely outdated.
It is time to eliminate Catholic schools in Ontario and have one inclusive school system that treats all Ontarians equally, including gays.
This will save hundreds of millions of dollars and think of the saving from busing and pollution they create, not to mention elimination of duplicate administration that does nothing to improve student learning.
If the province refuses to fund schools of any other religion then they shouldn't be funding catholic schools.
If there really is "One Ontario" like Kathleen Wynne says, then there should only be one public school board.
However; if the province somehow comes up with the money to fund a school board for every religion, thats acceptable too.
It's simple: get rid of the Catholic school boards, eliminate the duplication of services, see all children have access to the same schools, see more children living within walking distance of their schools (instead of being bussed to schools further away), and save money in the process.
This would allow for teachers to move to any part of Ontario and find a job. The seniority of the teachers could be placed for the whole of Ontario (not just the school board you work for) and then it would give the freedom for each teacher to find work all over Ontario. Actually why not include the whole of Canada! (why is education not run from Ottawa anyhow?)( Let the Feds run it!)
There is no moral justification for continuing to fund a single religious education system. There is also no defensible economic position for continuing this massive duplication and waste of public monies.
There are currently four (4) publicly-funded school systems in Ontario (English, Catholic, French and French Catholic). The waste and inefficiencies (e.g., adjacent schools, muliltiple administrations) of having four overlapping systems for every region of Ontario could be avoided through a single system under which all four programs could be offered. We are near the top of the world in education but other countries ahead ...more »
It's time to remove all religious education from taking public money. This is 2013. Those schools should all be public schools. People should pay for religious education.
How many of the many supporters of the separate Catholic School system on this site are willing to extend this same right and privilege to all other religions? If the Catholic system is to continue then separate school systems for ALL recognized religions should be publicly-funded in Ontario (if they want them). What do you think? ...more »
Catholic claws are dug deep into public funds. Ontario need only join Quebec in section 93 (A) of the constitution for this legal discrimination to be no more. DEFUND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS.
For more information, see Episode 1 of The Questioning Show.
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 »