Band-Aids won’t work long for Ontario’s crumbling schools

$1.2 billion in new funding towards badly needed repairs doesn't come close to the $15 billion Ontario schools need

Band-Aids won’t work long for Ontario’s crumbling schoolsTORONTO, Ont. June 30, 2016/ Troy Media/ - For some time now, kids and teachers in classrooms across Ontario have been struggling with less-than-acceptable accommodations, ranging from asbestos to structural repair. Besides the obvious risk this puts our kids in, it's reckless to put this priority on a backburner. It deserves government’s immediate action. The…

Ontario’s education file lacks accountability

The education department needs more than a fresh new face; it needs a full review that includes a new way of delivering on public education

Ontario’s education file lacks accountabilityTORONTO, Ont. June 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - As is often the case with tired governments low in popularity and mired in scandal, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled her cabinet this week. The ministry with one of the biggest expenses – Education, at $22 billion – is also the most troubled. Under former Education Minister…

Ontario’s inner city children’s vision being left behind

Children from low-income families are less likely to have ever had their vision checked than children from high-income families

Ontario’s inner city children’s vision being left behindBy Anand Bery and Wynn Peterson Contributors EvidenceNetwork.ca TORONTO, Ont. June 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Many of them lean forward, almost off their tiny chairs, squinting with one eye to make out a rather large H or O on a chart across the room. Some try to cheat by uncovering their other eye or slyly turning…

Premier Wynne, you need to meet education expert Michael Barber

Ontario in dire need of an efficiency expert who will deliver an innovative new education system

Premier Wynne, you need to meet education expert Michael Barber[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/premier-wynne-need-meet-education-expert-michael-barber/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on Michael Barber and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/education-ontario/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Ontario education[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Michael Van Pelt and Dr. Beth Green Cardus HAMILTON, Ont. March 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ — Premier Kathleen Wynne, meet Sir Michael Barber. He knows how to fix your education…

Ontario in no position to increase teacher salaries

Expenditures per student have already increased by 34 per cent over the last decade

Ontario in no position to increase teacher salaries[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/ontario-no-increase-teacher-salaries/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on teacher salaries and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/education-ontario/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]education in Ontario[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, WINDSOR, TORONTO OUT By Deani Van Pelt and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. March 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, one…

Shift to up-front student aid in Ontario to be celebrated

The recent budget effectively guaranteed free tuition for most students from low-income families

Shift to up-front student aid in Ontario to be celebrated[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/shift-front-student-aid-celebrated/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on student aid and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/education-ontario/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Ontario education[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Justin Bedi and Zachary Rose Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance TORONTO, Ont. March 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Students across Ontario are thrilled with the government’s recently released budget, and…

Parents should have greater school choice in Ontario

There is nothing inherently threatening to the goals of public education in offering more school choice to parents

Parents should have greater school choice in OntarioDownload this column on school choice Terms and Conditions of use By Derek J. Allison and Deani Van Pelt The Fraser Institute LONDON, Ont. Nov 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With teacher contracts ratified in Ontario, attention can be turned from what teachers want to what parents want. And it’s increasingly clear that parents want choice.…

Hold the line on public school compensation in Ontario

Education spending in Ontario has increased rapidly over the years, largely driven by increases in employee compensation

Hold the line on public school compensation in OntarioDownload this column on public school compensation for your publication or website. FREE to use Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, OTTAWA, HAMILTON, LONDON, WINDSOR OUT By Deani Neven Van Pelt and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Nov 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Over the past decade, government spending on public education in…

Ontario parents increasingly choosing independent schools

Despite a lack of funding for parents

Ontario parents increasingly choosing independent schoolsDownload this column on independent schools for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, OTTAWA OUT By Deani Neven Van Pelt and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Oct 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In Ontario, more and more parents are choosing to enroll their children in independent schools, despite…
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