Lifelong Learning

Do Right By Part-Time Students

It’s time to explore the possibilities of funding students who seek to upskill, develop professionally, and pursue higher education. The reasons for taking on school or training in a part-time basis are numerous and reasonable: - Working while pursuing further studies can have a reciprocally powerful effect; one stays current in the research thereby becoming more effective in their work, and builds a critical lens for ...more »

Submitted by (@jkhbeattie)

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Inclusive and Just Society

Access to Education - #AccessEd

Accommodation of students with disabilities is one of the most pressing challenges facing our school boards and post-secondary education providers. The current system is based on legislative and common-law requirements that are often confusing for students and families to access and understand. This proposal seeks to implement an accessibility standards for education providers across Ontario, including the creation of ...more »

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Responsive Government

Jobs Automation Strategy

Job losses will be inevitable as automation technologies advance further. The Government of Ontario should develop a comprehensive strategy to address this issue in its infancy. This strategy could include the establishment of education grants or subsidized tuition for recently laid off workers in need of retraining and a guaranteed universal income study. Cross government and private sector collaboration would also ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Declare education an essential service

Education should be a basic human right for every Ontarian, not a bargaining chip for negotiation. The government took a huge step forward this year with the new Ontario Student Grant taking effect and making post-secondary education accessible to all, regardless of income. This is the next logical step forward to avoiding a public education crisis at every level, elementary, secondary and post-secondary. We need to ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Eliminate student loan interest

For those who missed out on the chance to apply for free post-secondary education and are now saddled with extreme student loan debt, on which interest is still being collected. In order to participate in the economy and have a chance at entering a prohibitively expensive housing market, we need at the very least our student loan interest to be forgiven. Fifteen years paying off a loan we required to be competitive in ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Solve skills shortages - increase training and admissions instead of relying on immigration

Ontario spends a lot to educate our kids and anyone who wants to gets skills or education. Yet we seems to have shortages of certain skills or training that never get addressed - we do not have enough doctors, but there is no shortage of people who want to become doctors, instead the shortage is because of the lack of slots in medical degree programs and in hospital internships needed for a license. The federal immigration ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

School Bus Tracking GPS System for Parents, Students, School Administration

How many times has a student missed their school bus ? Mom, dad, parent, guardian I need a ride to school, again. Or do they just stay home? Or walk? An app to track school bus would engage our social media savvy students to be aware of bus location, almost never miss a ride again. An app to track school bus would let school administration & parent/guardian know when a school trip bus was actually returning to school. ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Ontario; the province of innovation

Ontario has a responsibility to herself to ensure that the Province and its people are prepared for the future, to both embrace it and to shape it, through the development of an innovation society. Innovation in technology, or anything, cannot readily be proscribed but is instead the positive by-product of context and conditions. While society through its governments may create short bursts of research, development, ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Teacher Education

I think that we would see a great improvement in student learning if the requirements for becoming a teacher were more stringent. For a number of Faculties of Education, a university student must have only a C+ average in their university courses in order to be eligible to apply for a teaching degree. Once in the Faculty of Education, the student teachers are required to just pass their courses and complete their practical ...more »

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