When the 2019-2020 school year began, ETFO members braced for labour unrest that had not been seen since the Mike Harris days. Who could have predicted the events in early March 2020? Pivoting to a distance learning model was unchartered territory for educators.
Jonathan and Laura Temporal write that the pandemic has highlighted just how important public services such as education, healthcare, transportation and community support programs are.
Julie Millan and Leah Kearney correct the government’s misinformation, mixed messaging and “alternative facts” about permanent virtual learning.
Gordon Nore reflects on the challenges of teaching virtually and the benefits of making equity a priority.
There is no doubt that this teaching year is unlike any other we have had, with educators both adapting to teaching in a pandemic and advocating for public schools and students.
JoAnne Formanek Gustafson reflects on Indigenous communities in northern Ontario fighting back against the legacy of environmental racism.