University education in Canada no longer affordable for most — study - Posted: October 04, 2012
Tax credits and debt relief programs don't help students pay the bills.
BC Liberals blocking right to democratically-elected school board in Cowichan Valley - Posted: October 04, 2012
Government fired trustees over deficit budget meant to rectify years of cuts.
Teachers best-positioned to save public education system — Salutin - Posted: October 01, 2012
Union bargaining brought about all the important education reforms.
Teachers and education support staff taking Ontario Liberals to court over Bill 115 - Posted: October 01, 2012
Legislation removing collective bargaining rights seeks to make itself above the law.
Chicago teachers refuse "best we can do" excuses - Posted: October 01, 2012
Concessions now only mean more concessions later, says CTU.
Civil rights organization, union ready to fight Ontario Liberals educational Bill 115 in court if passed - Posted: September 29, 2012
Constitutional rights blatantly disregarded for political advancement during election period.
Ontario's education minister falsely creating strike panic - Posted: August 16, 2012
August contract expiry prompts province to threaten back-to-work legislation pre-emptively.
Predatory privatization threatens citizens, communities — report - Posted: August 16, 2012
Citizens pay "a terrible long-term price to plug short-term budget holes."
Privatization gives the last laugh to for-profits - Posted: August 01, 2012
Undermining the common good not funny.
Canadian teachers comment on their ability to do their jobs - Posted: July 19, 2012
Teaching requirements remove focus from students.
Hudak's assault on labour - Posted: July 18, 2012
Ontario's education workers could lose years of hard-earned job benefits.
Two-year wait too long for review of Ontario College of Teachers recommendations — union - Posted: June 29, 2012
New report comments on investigation and disciplinary processes.
School library staff already receiving layoff notices following Ontario Liberal budget - Posted: June 28, 2012
Cuts totalling over $500 million in three years take services away from students.
Louisiana's back-door education privatization plan - Posted: June 06, 2012
Voucher system to launch in the fall.
For-profit education leaves kids behind - Posted: May 10, 2012
The pineapple-sized thorn in America's side.
California's degraded education system - Posted: March 19, 2012
Reverse austerity to restore quality education — Rose Aguilar.
Teachers attacked by Liberals in BC and Ontario - Posted: March 19, 2012
Teacher leaders ought to focus on a new political plan.
Crumbling education system reveals costs of Michigan's austerity politics - Posted: February 29, 2012
Public dollars being diverted from disadvantaged students.
Thirteen Influential Education Thinkers - Posted: February 29, 2012
A look at key contributions to education systems and methods.
Drumming up teacher support for the Liberals a tough feat for McGuinty - Posted: February 02, 2012
Education workers won't back new austerity priorities.
Online charter schools cost taxpayers, enrich private companies and fail students - Posted: January 19, 2012
Lower education standards increase corporate profits.
New Brunswick Auditor General criticises government's decision to build P3 schools - Posted: January 19, 2012
Preferential treatment of P3 model distorted analysis results.
Republicans work with private interests to push virtual charter schools - Posted: November 24, 2011
Potential for profit overrides lower quality of education, decreased student performance levels.
BC discriminating against union activists and elected school board officials - Posted: November 16, 2011
Proposed education legislation attempts to silence those who disagree with government.
Murdoch seeks to turn a profit on the 'education market' - Posted: November 02, 2011
Technology-based approaches that don't consider social factors are 'doomed to fail'.
BC education threatened by privatization lobby - Posted: October 13, 2011
Provincial Liberals 'pretending you can get a quality product by nickel-and-diming the system'.
User fees for enriched classes new way privatization creeping into education system - Posted: October 06, 2011
Public Education Week raises awareness about illicit school practices.
BC community school board trustee defends publicly owned bus system - Posted: September 21, 2011
Model has already seen efficiencies amid deep cuts in recent years.
School 'reform' really about privatization - Posted: September 21, 2011
Education an investment, not an expense, says author.
Education activists seek to supplant capitalist system with 'free development' model - Posted: September 14, 2011
Curriculum endowed with mindless, irrelevant routine a trap to create passive followers.
Increasing spending on education good for government budgets — OECD - Posted: September 14, 2011
Educated individuals less of a drain on social programs, pay more tax.
School privatization proponents back Wisconsin governor - Posted: August 31, 2011
Ideological, financial support helped Republicans in 2010 elections, 2011 recalls.
Private daycare threat has BC moving to change who controls childcare - Posted: August 30, 2011
Corporate purchase of five daycare centres is really about real estate.
Wisconsin university playing privatization trick — Peter Rickman - Posted: June 15, 2011
Budget approval that would legislate "Badger Partnership" looms.
Koch brothers fund university departments to train future profiteers - Posted: June 08, 2011
Right-wing billionaires privatize academics in the name of profit for private interests.
Public education allows kids to innovate new ways of building — and belonging to — community - Posted: May 27, 2011
Democratic principles like freedom of expression and independent thinking more valuable than what's on the curriculum.
How community-based approaches can make education more "public" - Posted: May 19, 2011
Focusing on kids' needs at grassroots level gets results.
Edmonton school board moves to prevent for-profit child care - Posted: May 19, 2011
Motion thwarts expansion of corporate centres.
Standardized tests fail the education system - Posted: May 11, 2011
Business culture's focus on measurable data can have the opposite effect than the one desired.
Saskatchewan teachers staged one-day strike - Posted: May 11, 2011
Withdrawal of services highlighted value of teachers' work.
Too many choices in education drain the public purse but don't improve the system - Posted: April 28, 2011
Loss of vocal parents, best teachers and principals harms system further.
Teachers matter in the public education system - Posted: April 20, 2011
Educators often react wearily to the endless trends and fads that wash over their world.
Privatization blocks free access to science journals - Posted: March 28, 2011
Public, libraries to remain in the dark unless they cough up.
Budget's piecemeal approach to education sidesteps real needs - Posted: March 24, 2011
Modest student debt relief, low research funding to granting councils show a political choice.
Canadian post-secondary education at risk of Wisconsin-style attacks - Posted: March 24, 2011
Groundwork for increased privatization on campuses already being laid.
USA proposes new regulations to limit for-profit schools from plundering educational grants - Posted: February 23, 2011
For-profit grant students default more, graduate less.
Harper cuts funding to International Education Program - Posted: February 07, 2011
Jeopardizes education of 2 million in developing world.
Quebec's underfunded universities can mine rich tax havens for funds - Posted: January 15, 2011
Forget asking poor students to foot the bill.
Long-distance scorer reveals absurdity of corporate test-scoring system - Posted: January 05, 2011
Politicians and corporations benefit from privatized test-scoring, students and test-scorers suffer.
Standing up for public education in Ontario - Posted: December 20, 2010
Diversity helps kids learn — commercialization helps them learn an agenda, says defender.
Newmarket, ON public library set to strike in New Year - Posted: December 20, 2010
Discontent brewing since summer boils over as 95 percent give bargaining committee mandate to strike.
Simmering Quebec set to boil - Posted: December 19, 2010
Promised cuts to social program spending and a doubling of university tuition fees ignite Quebec's social movement.
Youth are challenged to take up 'Shannen"s Dream" - Posted: November 24, 2010
Educators active in campaign calling for First Nations' education equality being launched in memory of youth activist.
Poverty and class size drive down educational achievement - Posted: November 17, 2010
Conservative education reforms are distractions to move debate away from poverty, which requires progressive solutions.
Election platform aims to put focus back on education, not ineffective testing - Posted: October 21, 2010
Ontario teachers are tired of feeding government's insatiable appetite for evidence that its top-down initiatives are working.
Teacher bonuses not linked to better student performance – study - Posted: September 23, 2010
Merit pay does nothing to improve test scores or other markers of success.
Education moving to centre stage as Hudak tops McGuinty in poll - Posted: September 23, 2010
But by opposing popular early learning program, Tories play into Liberal trap for a repeat of John Tory debacle.
Ontario teachers call for two-year moratorium on Grades 3 and 6 standardized testing - Posted: September 13, 2010
Teachers assess students better than EQAO tests - ETFO.
BC government leaning toward private schools - Posted: August 03, 2010
The premier 'chairs' a Fraser Institute fundraiser. The Fraser Institute extols private education. Public school advocates are worried.
"Education catastrophe" as states may cut 300,000 public school jobs - Posted: April 30, 2010
Boards making drastic cuts because state money and local property taxes have been hit hard by the recession.
OISE survey good news for public educators - Posted: April 13, 2010
Ontario poll confirms support for public education and opposition to privatization.
Obama adopts groupthink of standardized testing - Posted: April 13, 2010
Progressives started Ontario schools down this slippery slope to placate conservatives.
Ontario elementary teachers say standardized testing doesn't work - Posted: March 29, 2010
Eliminating EQAO and letting teachers teach would save money, produce results - ETFO.
PM urged to "put people first" in budget - Posted: March 02, 2010
Economic recovery needs quality public services, retirement security, adequate EI benefits.
Canada falls to 25th in Gender Gap Index, down from 7th in 2004 - Posted: February 23, 2010
UN has strongly criticized Canada on women's poverty, violence to Aboriginal women & girls.
Alberta budget spending shell game gets losing grade - Posted: February 23, 2010
Increases to health care, infrastructure were financed by cuts to other areas, elimination of 800 public service jobs.
Report supporting public private partnerships (P3s) "biased and superficial" - Posted: February 20, 2010
Privatizing schools in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick not proven cost effective.
Bottled Water Free Day campaign on March 11 in schools, universities, colleges - Posted: February 18, 2010
Public infrastructure such as water fountains not being maintained or installed in new buildings.
New resources, research to help battle privatization in BC - Posted: February 12, 2010
Lengthy contracts signed with private corporations to operate previously public services.
Planned cuts to Ontario child care programs will leave low-income, special needs families without care - Posted: February 12, 2010
Job losses and increased demand for welfare will outweigh savings from cuts.
BC public-private partnerships (P3s) questioned by Auditor General, independent review called for - Posted: February 01, 2010
"Bill of goods" being sold to Canadian taxpayers with privatization.
Most Canadians see municipal infrastructure as key to quality of life - Posted: January 25, 2010
New poll says 96 percent think funding should be maintained or increased, protected against future offloading.
Ontario college workers set to walk out in February - Posted: January 15, 2010
Strike mandate tells management it's time to negotiate seriously.
Steady cutbacks to education funding in BC while expectations rise - Posted: January 14, 2010
Shortfall crisis has left school districts scrambling to lever down spending by eliminating programs, staff and services.
Nova Scotia hospital, school board workers set to strike - Posted: January 07, 2010
Wage parity, inferior contracts issues before January 11 strike date.
Ontario comes up snake eyes on education with HST gamble - Posted: January 07, 2010
McGuinty puts early learning strategy, health, social services at risk.
Ontario community college teachers set to strike - Posted: December 23, 2009
Negotiations broke down when colleges walked away from the table.
Sympathy, kindness keys to human survival - UC Berkeley - Posted: December 23, 2009
Study contradicts common concept of survival of the fittest.
Fraser Institute's school rankings more harm than good - Posted: December 14, 2009
Standardized exams poor way of assessing students.
Unfair funding distribution hurts schools across BC - trustees, parents, teachers, staff - Posted: December 12, 2009
Citizens groups turn up heat on Campbell government.
Ontario's school funding falling behind: Study - Posted: November 20, 2009
Province ranks 54 out of 64 Canadian and American jurisdictions.
Alternative to Remembrance Day ceremonies, Ed Broadbent moderates event - Posted: November 12, 2009
Palestinian doctor believes in hope, reconiliation despite personal tragedy.
Full day kindergarten welcomed by parents, advocates, union - Posted: November 09, 2009
Money spent on early education proven to have long term impact against poverty.
How Sault Ste. Marie avoided massive line-ups and anger at their H1N1 clinics - Posted: November 09, 2009
More effective care in Canada needed to seamlessly link primary health care to public health.
Defend access to health care based on need: Medicare Pledge from Canadian Health Coalition - Posted: November 06, 2009
On-line initiative to demonstrate support for public insurance.
Students hit by record youth unemployment, assistance cuts - Posted: October 05, 2009
Summer job dearth for 15 to 24 year olds breaks all previous records.
New film: You, Me and the SPP - Posted: October 05, 2009
What was the real agenda behind North America's overreaching security agreement? Market accessibility.
BC Health Sciences Association blasts government for cutting autism support - Posted: September 27, 2009
Says "improvement in service" is really $3 million in cuts.
Spend early on children, says OECD - Posted: September 27, 2009
New report compares public spending, policies for children with child-wellbeing in different countries.
Privatization, casualization global trends in higher education - Posted: September 27, 2009
Casualization brings poor working conditions, low wages and a decline in qualifications of academic staff.
BC: education grants cut in half - Posted: September 27, 2009
Critics note cuts will hit the poor hardest.
Alberta: threat of more education cuts galvanizes resistance - Posted: September 26, 2009
Parents, teachers and trustees join forces.
Ontario: new "transactional" schools gaining ground - Posted: September 26, 2009
Make education relevant and thought-provoking, not about regurgitating facts, proponents say.
Standardized testing: failing grade - Posted: September 25, 2009
Time-consuming, high stress test has questionable merit, say Ontario teachers.
Dependence on parent fundraising grows huge gap between public schools - Posted: September 17, 2009
Trustees for Education discussion paper calls for equity in education.
Saskatchewan Crowns (corporations) on endangered species list - Posted: September 10, 2009
Grassroots group fights to save affordable, accessible services from extinction.
Cafeteria kickbacks: unhealthy, unethical and pricey - Posted: September 08, 2009
How food-service providers bilk millions from taxpayers.
Privatized public schools in USA underwhelm critics - Posted: August 27, 2009
Studies prove public schools get disproportionate share of the neediest students, yet still do as well - or better.
Do our federal politicians still believe in Canada? - Posted: August 13, 2009
Bold, visionary national leadership needed, not more off-loading of responsibilities.
Toronto strike: no contract, no service is basic business sense, not "public sector monopoly" - Posted: July 30, 2009
Why demand concessions from workers while those who caused crisis get billions in bailouts?
Report: "significant downsides" to privatization - Posted: June 11, 2009
Examines risk, responsibility, accountability, effect on jobs, exit strategy of P3s.
Part-time college workers struggle to organize in Ontario - Posted: June 08, 2009
Refusing to count ballots in part-time faculty vote is one of many stalling tactics - OPSEU.
What is education for? - Posted: June 06, 2009
Students aren't customers; education is not a commodity – argues author.
Quebec Auditor General asked to investigate university P3s - Posted: June 06, 2009
Rising costs, untendered contracts raise red flags.
Alberta publicly finances four high schools, cancels P3 project - Posted: June 06, 2009
Ten elementary, middle schools will still be built with more expensive P3 model.
Deregulated post-secondary education in BC gets failing grade - Posted: May 27, 2009
Government washes hands of mess, tells students to sue substandard institutions.
Research backs up public daycare for quality, cost, inclusion - Posted: May 22, 2009
Substantial body of North American research concludes:commercial status means poorer quality.
Cafeteria kickbacks: corporate food companies bilk millions from taxpayers - Posted: April 30, 2009
Fraudulent rebate schemes keep local providers out of school, hospital, government kitchens, critics charge.
Canadians get more public services than they pay for - Posted: April 22, 2009
Families in middle 50 percent receive at least half their private incomes in benefits most take for granted - CCPA.
Canada's top scientists reeling from $148 million in cuts to ongoing research - Posted: March 16, 2009
Brain drain feared as US government set to pump $18 billion into science.
"Hidden horrors" of federal budget threaten waterways, students, women, workers - Posted: February 27, 2009
Conservatives pursue deregulatory agenda by gutting environment assessment.
Budget 2009: Canada's child care crisis will continue - Posted: February 18, 2009
Addresses neither old issues, nor new needs of parents in employment upheaval.
Ending the hidden agenda behind tax cuts - Posted: February 17, 2009
What happens in the real world when this reasoning is taken to its logical conclusion?
BC poverty election issue as 200 organizations demand government action - Posted: February 11, 2009
Open letter and petition gives concrete plan for taking on highest poverty rates in country, despite years of growth.
Letter from front line to Flaherty - Posted: January 28, 2009
Instead of NSA corporate tax cuts, give tax credits for real investments in Canadian economy.
Green-collar economy taking root in Chicago - Posted: January 22, 2009
Efforts aim to marry environment, enterprise, social need.
How Canada can beat tough times - Posted: January 20, 2009
Government bonds would give citizens a choice as to where they direct their support.
Canadians value public services over tax cuts: new poll - Posted: January 14, 2009
Nanos Research shows broad support for social safety net in tough times.
Progressive policy leader Quebec winning the baby race - Posted: January 05, 2009
Family and child-friendly policies help bring birth rate above national average.
US needs trillion dollar recovery package - Posted: January 03, 2009
'You can't put out a forest fire with a squirt gun,' says Congressional Progressive Caucus.
On the heels of federal-provincial budget talks: a real plan to deal with the economic crisis - Posted: December 18, 2008
Cutting interest rates is not enough
The plan: strong economy, fair society, clean environment - Posted: December 15, 2008
Reports, petition, Facebook group promote ways to change Canadian society for the better.
UNICEF flunks Canada on child care - Posted: December 14, 2008
Report card on Early Childhood Education and Care program ranks Canada at the bottom.
No deal as deadline passes for Ontario elementary teachers - Posted: December 07, 2008
Main issue funding gap for students, not wages.
Subsistence wages, job security at heart of York University strike - Posted: December 06, 2008
With accumulated surplus, hiding behind the current economic recession is deceptive, spokesperson says.
Campaign 2000 releases new report cards on child and family poverty - Posted: November 23, 2008
Government has a moral mission - George Lakoff - Posted: November 20, 2008
Obama won because he identified empathy and aspiration, protection and empowerment as defining properties of democracy.
Rising borrowing costs could hike cost of Alberta's P3 school projects - Posted: October 29, 2008
Economic consultant: will cost at least 50 percent more to build schools than through public sector.
Unreleased government report on water crisis in Canada made public - Posted: October 22, 2008
Warns of jurisdictional conflict with US, unsustainable industrial consumption.
Most prefer child care to cheques: poll - Posted: October 15, 2008
Poll reveals Canadians prefer a national child care system to Harper government's $100 monthly cheque by a ration of 2 to 1.
Public Service, anyone? - Posted: October 09, 2008
After a crisis, rediscover do-gooding.
Troubled Australian firm chosen to build, maintain 18 Alberta schools - Posted: September 18, 2008
Company plagued by layoffs, resignations, massive debt and stock devaluation.
Daycare in New Brunswick gets 10-year government funding commitment - Posted: June 25, 2008
Strategy outlines 39 initiatives aimed at services for early childhood education, parenting, child care.
Multinational child care corporation in financial meltdown - Posted: April 22, 2008
Australian corporation was expanding into BC, Ontario and Alberta.
Foreign investment imperils child care - Posted: April 09, 2008
Press conference cites Aussie experience, NAFTA rules.
C. D. Howe Institute ranks Alberta schools - Posted: April 08, 2008
Methodology provides lesson in skewing statistics.
Mantra of fiscal conservatism new phenomenon - Posted: April 07, 2008
Rather than reduce government programs during recession, we used to increase them.
Education IS a public matter - Posted: November 11, 2007
Complaints about schools reveal privatization's real agenda.
Privatization: a reality check - Posted: November 11, 2007
Canadians really do not want to privatize the public services that are most important to them.