So far, the government has said it will:
• Essentially cut K-12 funding by keeping direct financing of education to less than the rate of inflation and limit the amounts school boards can raise through taxation.
• Freeze salaries of school staff, including teachers, for two years and limit increases for another two years after that.
• Institute a system of provincial bargaining whereby most, if not all, collective bargaining is done at a central table.
• Implement a full review of the education system that the province says will lead to the most profound changes in a generation.
While details of some of the changes are still unclear, it is apparent that the immediate changes will come at a cost to teachers and students.
UP-TO-DATE information on critical issues:MTS President’s letter to members
March story on issues from The Teacher
BE HEARD ON brochures:Bill 28
Bureau de l’education française (BEF)
Literacy, Numeracy and the PISA Debate
Speak out! Guide for Writing Letters to Politicians