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ETFO Rally from 2001

This article is part of a series reflecting on the history of ETFO on our 20th anniversary. Look for the follow up article in the winter issue of Voice!

Zaiba Beg standing in classroom next to window and plants

Zaiba Beg offers frameworks for supporting English Language Learners in the classroom.

World globe sitting on desk in classroom

Given that education unions have memberships that are predominantly female, austerity in the education sector is clearly a women’s issue.

Refugee students reading a book in classroom

I like to think that many of my students’ experiences are reflective of other immigrant and refugee student experiences.

Students sitting at large desks in classroom

The point of talking about privilege is not to make people feel bad, or guilty; it is that recognizing privilege is the only hope we have of breaking down the system to make it fairer for everyone.

Cindy Blackstock

Voice in conversation with Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Women picketing for Federation of Women Teachers Associations

Eighty-one percent of the members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) are women and, in many ways, the history of women teachers reflects the struggles of all Canadian women.

Farah Wadia and students standing in river.

“A water what?” was the response I’d get whenever I introduced my grade 8 students to the concept of a watershed.

Cover of Joel Westheimer's book What Kind of Citizen?

Westheimer’s view is that the goals of education have shifted away from preparing students to be active and engaged citizens. Through standardized curriculum and standardized testing, schools have moved to a more narrow focus on career preparation and individual economic gain.

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