Elementary Teachers of Toronto

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I was invited to give several workshops and talks working with the hardworking educators of Toronto, the largest public school district in Canada. Not surprisingly, educators in Canada face some of the same challenges as educators in the USA and much of the world: corporations and the rich are looting the treasury, forcing an austerity agenda of cutbacks in public education. Class sizes are rising—which we know negatively impacts students, urgently needed support staff are being reduced, making the burden on teachers even worse, and, beautiful old schools are being basically given off to corporate developers for a penny here and there to convert needed classroom space into condo’s for the rich. Fortunately, educators in Toronto are fighting back. And things are not as bad yet in Canada.


December 1, 2017