Pause and effect: On defunding parental engagement initiatives in education

Family engagement is so important in a child’s education. But it’s much easier for some families than for others, for reasons that often, though not always, play out along socioeconomic lines. Which is why, if we’re taking outreach and engagement seriously—in a, you know, “for the people” kind of way—we…
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Planning for progress: Minimum wage increase is a correction long overdue

The recent minimum wage increase in Ontario has underscored business sector fear-mongering and mainstream media’s misreporting of the projected economic impacts. But, interestingly, the increase has received significant public support, according to a survey from Forum Research. And while one would expect those currently earning below $15/hr to be enthusiastic,…
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