advocacy for education funding

Protect Full-Day Kindergarten

The data does not lie. As Ontario’s Full-Day Kindergarten Program heads into its 11th successful year, several studies have shown the positive and long-lasting effect Ontario’s Kindergarten Program has had on students, families and communities.  In a longitudinal study by Janette Patricia Pelletier & James E. Corter comparing full-day and half-day Kindergarten programs, it was […]

Equity or Anti-Racism

Equity vs Anti-racism As part of my advocacy for students, I’m on a school-based committee to address systemic equity issues within my school board. These board wide equity issues deal specifically with documented Black racism. Within our committees’ discussions, a debate launched into what our committee should be called. Some members wanted the title, Equity […]

Why students walked out today – April 4th, 2019

 Several students at schools participated in the Ontario-wide, student-organized, school walkouts to protest the provincial government’s recent changes to education. Here are some of the students’ words … “I walked out today because special school programs are amazing to help kids, just like me, with special education problems.” Grade 3 student “Why I walked out […]

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