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Trashy's World: Public funding for Catholic schools has no place in 21st-century Ontario.

Brilliant article in the Glob and Mash today. Key paragraphs for me – and a message that should be read to all Ontario residents. The arguments from proponents of publicly-funded Catholic schooling amount to a self-interested assertion that they are entitled to their entitlements. Some might contend that the Catholic system is no longer even . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Public funding for Catholic schools has no place in 21st-century Ontario.

Trashy's World: Hudak vows to cancel full day Kindergarten

As a volunteer on a not-for-profit childcare centre Board, I can say with some authority that the FDK horse has left the barn. There has been some bumps on the road to implementation, but it has overall been a success. Furthermore, cancelling it now in its final stage of implementation would not only throw Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Hudak vows to cancel full day Kindergarten

Trashy's World: The Ontario Catholic School Board supporters had an email campaign, I guess…

So. There is this website that the Ontario Liberals have set up called “Common Ground” that is designed to elicit comments from Ontarians on new policy directions. This is not a bad idea. But good ideas can be hijacked by special interests who would clearly be positively or negatively affected by a certain proposed policy. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Ontario Catholic School Board supporters had an email campaign, I guess…

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… colder than Vic Toews at a homeless shelter edition. Robbie’s Follies… Will he stay or will he go? We’ll know this morning. ================================================================================== As I am apt to do once in a while, I lamented the absence of a party leader, outside the GPO, with the balls to start the process of abolishing Ontario’s . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

Trashy's World: So Bill 115 has…

…imposed “collective agreements” on Ontario teachers. And this has likely poisoned the relationship between the Ontario government and its teaching professionals for years to come. One cannot help but wonder if this measure would have been needed if the province were to abandon its duplicate, discriminatory and wasteful system of two school infrastructures. I guess . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: So Bill 115 has…

Trashy's World: Awesome motion passed by the OCDSB last night!

… especially point “C”. It won’t make a hill of beans of a difference, but the Board said what needed saying. Thanks to @nancy_akehurst for the pic. (7) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Teachers and extracurricular activities

Teachers in many of Ontario’s School Boards have heeded their union’s advice to take a “pause” from coaching or otherwise being involved in extracurricular activities, such as sports team, in protest of the Ontario government’s recent legislation imposing salary freezes, etc. And, as is always the case in any type of labour disruption in the . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Teachers and extracurricular activities

Trashy's World: More and more…

… I’m thinking about getting involved with the Green Party of Ontario. They are the only Ontario political party who has taken a rational stance on our wasteful and discriminatory duplicate system of education. Party leader Mike Schreiner wants a public commission to study the best way of amalgamating the separate and public systems into . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: More and more…

Trashy's World: So the Ontario provincial government…

… is threatening to take away the power of locally-elected school boards if they do not come to the same contract agreements as did the province with the Catholic Board? In a memo obtained by The Globe and Mail, assistant deputy minister of education Gabriel Sékaly directs the boards to reach a deal with the . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: So the Ontario provincial government…

Trashy's World: Way to go!

Woo hoo! But wouldn’t it be more cost-effective to have only ONE teacher’s union to deal with?   (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Separate schools: the subject that won’t go away…

… damn right it won’t! There was a good piece on Saturday by Kate Heartfield (one of the better writers at the Shitizen) about the inefficiencies of the publicly-funded separate School Board in Ontario and how its existence discriminates against a huge sector of the provincial population It is especially valuable to see this issue . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Separate schools: the subject that won’t go away…

Trashy's World: Crazy shit…

…. or as WK calls him – a Kooky Katholic… Yes. David Warren is at it again! He is the main reason why I don’t subscribe to the Shitizen anymore. I couldn’t sleep knowing that some of my $$’s were going towards his salary! And yet again, he is either sickly misinformed or an outright . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Crazy shit…

Trashy's World: The Ontario anti-bullying bill…

… will be passed today, in spite of the chest-puffing by the Catholic church establishment and their School Trustees. This is a good Bill and deserves to be the law of the land. Now, Mr. McGuinty. Back off your belligerent stance on refusing to discuss bringing into public debate the mere possibility of a Constitutional . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Ontario anti-bullying bill…

Trashy's World: Ms. Broten…

… should suggest that Constitutions can be changed… Education Minister Laurel Broten met with representatives from the trustees’ association Monday. “Let me be absolutely clear,” Ms. Broten said in an interview. “Regardless of any memo or not, Bill 13 will be the law and it’s my expectation that every board will follow the Education Act.” . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Ms. Broten…

Trashy's World: The Ontario Liberal Party is losing me…

… and fast! I know that there is more to the OLP than just this single issue. But this issue is very important to me as a voter and as someone who can be an ardent and vocal supporter (with cheque in hand), if I feel that my voice would be helpful. But I am . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Ontario Liberal Party is losing me…

Trashy's World: Ontario Catholic School Boards…

… have their knickers in a twist over the Ontario Government’s insistence that Catholic schools allow Gay-Straight alliances in their schools as part of the overall provincial anti-bullying strategy. You see, they want to have a faith-based education system within a secular system of government. And they want control over what is permitted in that . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Ontario Catholic School Boards…