The head of a province-wide student group calls cuts to education funding outlined in today’s Liberal budget further evidence of “a broken promise” to Ontario students. Finance Minister Dwight Duncan unveiled the 2012 budget at Queen’s Park today.
The second of two community meetings to discuss the current state of child care, specifically full-day kindergarten, was recently held at St. Jude Catholic School in Toronto.
Despite the Drummond Report calling for the cancellation of full day kindergarten, the staff at Eastview Junior Public School are confident they will have full day students in September.
Ninety schools in the Toronto District School Board are getting ready to welcome kindergartners for full-day classes this fall. Seventy-one of those schools, including 30 in Scarborough, and another 50 in the Toronto Catholic District School Board offer the program already.
The Minister of Education is raving about the success of the full-day kindergarten but at least one teacher is not happy with the new system.
With the school day extended, kindergarteners might be able to hit the snooze button at naptime — but many adults are anything but restful about the changes.