As a retired teacher, I do not support the current labour disruptions organized by Ontario elementary teachers

A previous post dated May 15, 2015 is entitled:

As a retired teacher, I do not support the current labour disruptions organized by Ontario teachers

By way of an update, a Sept. 19, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Elementary teachers threaten to step up job action Monday.”

Also of interest, on the related topic of the Toronto District School Board, a July 10, 2015 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “TDSB’s leadership: ‘It’s rule by fear. You pick people off, one by one'”.

The problem is a system that is essentially dysfunctional. A problem of this nature offers an opportunity to find better ways to organize the education of young people in our communities. Public input among other things can move the process forward. The example set by other jurisdictions can potentially be a source of new ideas.

Finland’s educational system comes to mind:

26 Amazing Facts About Finland’s Unorthodox Education System – Dec. 14, 2011 Business Insider article

Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful? The country’s achievements in education have other nations, especially the United States, doing their homework  – September 2011 Smithsonian Magazine article

 

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