OPSBA in the Media – November 2019

2019 11/5 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA Media Release, Strong Support for Public Education in Ontario
Nov. 25, 2019

OPSBA Media Release, OPSBA statement regarding the move to two mandatory e-learning credits
Nov. 21, 2019

OPSBA Media Release, OPSBA statement regarding the appointment of mediators to central bargaining tables
Nov. 18, 2019

OPSBA Media Release, OPSBA Ratifies Settlement Reached with CUPE
Nov. 5, 2019

Public high school teachers to hold one-day strike on Wednesday
The Toronto Star, Nov. 28, 2019
Ontario’s public high school teachers will stage a one-day strike next Wednesday in a bid to pressure the province as contract negotiations drag on.

Most people think that education funding is more important than reducing debt
mingpaocanada.com, Nov. 26, 2019

Ontarians don’t support larger class sizes, Nanos poll finds
The Toronto Star, Nov. 25, 2019
As tens of thousands of teachers begin working to rule Tuesday morning, a new poll has found that a majority of Ontarians oppose larger class sizes.

Public opposes Ontario government’s changes to education, poll suggests
CTV News Toronto, Nov. 25, 2019
Premier Doug Ford’s government may lack public support when it comes to wide-ranging changes to the education system, according to a new poll which tracked voter sentiment on everything from education spending to class sizes.

Ontario backs down on online high school courses, cuts requirement from 4 to 2
The Toronto Star, Nov. 21, 2019
Ontario’s plan for four mandatory online high school courses is being reduced to two, and will be phased in starting with Grade 9 students next fall, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Thursday.

Ontario to boost education spending by $186M
The Toronto Star, Nov. 7, 2019
The province will spend an additional $186 million on education this year, money that will fund child care spaces as well as the increase in enrolment in Ontario schools this fall.

Cellphone ban in Ontario schools called ‘more hype than substance’
The Toronto Star, Nov. 3, 2019
The government says it will end classroom distraction — but critics say the cellphone “ban” itself is a distraction, and not much different from policies schools already have in place.