For most of my 21 years as an elementary educator, I’ve worked as a teacher-librarian. One of the delights of my role is selecting new materials to share with colleagues and students. One of the challenges is finding books that reflect the diversity of the children I teach and their families.
It’s been an eventful few months for the education sector and the labour community in Ontario and I want to begin by saying thank you.
With bargaining, public campaigns, government submissions, legal challenges, the return to in-person programs at the provincial office and all of the other work that ETFO does in service to our members, the fall has been an extremely busy time.
The winter issue of Voice focusses on the victories ETFO has achieved in solidarity with other education and public sector unions, as well as some of the incredible work our members are doing in the classroom to advance progressive conversations in Ontario and to support their students.
By Rashmee Karnad-Jani
Rashmee Karnad-Jani explains how mothers and teachers can work together for equitable educational outcomes for the students in their care.