POLITICS

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By Pat McAdie

Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker from Brock University, and Joe Flessa from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto – studied 11 schools in poor neighbourhoods. Their case studies focus on seven of these schools and what they do every day to ensure that all students are provided with the best opportunity for success.

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By Mary Morison, Johanna Brand

The political advertising campaign ETFO undertook this fall was the most visible – and the most controversial – campaign the federation has ever conducted.

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By Ellen Chambers Picard

Gabe's journey began when he was a little boy of eight in public school. By the time he was in grade 12, he had been living with homophobia every day since he started high school. The day he had enough and physically fought back was the day I stopped hoping he would be okay in school.

By Vivian McCaffrey

A severe budget cirsis and a president bent on turning public education on its head have given Republican-led states in the United States a convenient excuse to attack union rights, public education and teachers.

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By Darline Pomeroy

The education of First Nations children in Canada has a dark history. Today, as Grand Chief Stan Beardy told ETFO's annual meeting, inadequate funding means many students have to leave their families and communities to get an education.

By Carol Zavitz

From 1967 to 1970, members of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada travelled around the country, charged with “inquir[ing] into ... the status of women in Canada ... to ensure for women equal opportunities with men in all aspects of Canadian society.”

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By Karen Fisk

In Hastings-Prince Edward, the Eleemntary Teachers' Federation Teacher Local (ETFO H-PE) has become mroe than an organization for its members - it is an integral part of the community.

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By Colleen Purdon, Marsha McLean

In this article, they reflect on the challenges facing women living in poverty in rural areas and the impact poverty has on their children.

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By Johanna Brand

It is well know that children from poor families are less likely to succeed academically. Moreover, the factors that contribute to their lack of success often lie outside the school. Nevertheless, according to Dr. Charles Ungerleider, there is much that teachers can do to improve the academic success of these students.

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