Has Covid-19 Shown Us That We Need More Daycare and Less Teachers in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 – Covid-19 is showing us a lot of truths. Some people are not going to like them and some will. The Ontario Teachers Union is one of the most powerful and successful in Canada. There’s no doubt to that. Through mostly its relationship with the former Liberal government in the province they… Continue reading Has Covid-19 Shown Us That We Need More Daycare and Less Teachers in Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Tentative Agreement with English Catholic Teachers OECTA 031220 #onpoli

TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA): “Our Government achieved our foremost priority – landing a good deal with a teachers’ union that advances the priorities of students and parents. We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement… Continue reading Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Tentative Agreement with English Catholic Teachers OECTA 031220 #onpoli

Ford Gov’t Focusing more on Math than Sex Ed in Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 082918

Cornwall Ontario – The Ford government just issued a release outlining the failings of our educational system which seemed to focus more on Sex Ed than Math.   It seems that many would have our education system replace parenthood (although in far too many circumstances you can’t blame them) than simply teach our kids the importance… Continue reading Ford Gov’t Focusing more on Math than Sex Ed in Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 082918

Bishop MacDonell Finishes Near Last of Fraser Institute Elementary School 2017 Rankings 121017

Cornwall Ontario – When you put politics ahead of kids you get the results that are this years report from the Fraser Institute ranking of 3,037 Ontario Primary schools.   Bishop Mac finished 2.997 out of 3,664 which is kinda scary.   Clearly our teachers and school boards get a failing mark for this year’s ratings overall.… Continue reading Bishop MacDonell Finishes Near Last of Fraser Institute Elementary School 2017 Rankings 121017

School Closures Being Politically Massaged in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 4, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – One of the biggest problems in managing the school system in Ontario are the multitude of school boards and weakness of politicians to make the right decisions. Four year terms pass fast, and making a decision like closing a school or library can cost at election time as many have threatened on… Continue reading School Closures Being Politically Massaged in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 4, 2017

St. Jo’s & L’Heritage Head Drop in Fraser Sec School Rankings in Cornwall FEB 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I was always taught that if you’re going to do something, do it right.  If the goal of Cornwall educators has been to fail they clearly are living up to it during the past school season when all six secondary schools in the Fraser Institute’s yearly rankings fell back from their five… Continue reading St. Jo’s & L’Heritage Head Drop in Fraser Sec School Rankings in Cornwall FEB 23, 2017

Wynne Union Expense Payments Beg Question from William Hopkinson of Cornwall – LTE Oct 29, 2015

Union expenses??   Seriously?? The government has been paying the various teachers unions “expenses” during contract negotiations?  How long has this been going on?  If my reading is correct it has been since at least 2008.  And to top it off this is being done with no accountability!!  When is the government going to realize… Continue reading Wynne Union Expense Payments Beg Question from William Hopkinson of Cornwall – LTE Oct 29, 2015

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