Education articles

Harper’s First Nations Education Act ‘colonial’, says Madahbee

Harper’s First Nations Education Act ‘colonial’, says Madahbee

by Steve da Silva After decades of under-funding to First Nations schools – with high dropout rates and an epidemic of youth suicide that can’t be disassociated with the situation in schools – last Tuesday, October 22, the Federal government tabled their First Nations Education Act that will give it more direct control over about

Quebec Blocks Access to Education for Children without Status

By J. Lapierre The right to education for children without status in Quebec comes with a $5,000 price tag. This past July, the Quebec government shared a set of guidelines with Quebec school boards for dealing with children with precarious immigration status. While the guidelines expanded the number of children who could access free education,

Transitional Year Program Alumnus Speaks Out

“TYP is under attack” by Shahzali Samah The Transitional Year Program (TYP) at the University of Toronto (U of T) St.George Campus is a  historically significant program in education. TYP has the distinction of being the first full time access and equity program in the University of Toronto. For the past 43 years, TYP has

Youth deeply worried about their future / Juventud profundamente preocupada por el futuro

By Hassan Reyes. A report released this week by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) shows that an alarming number of students suffer from feelings of insecurity and stress, particularly about their future. The Toronto District School Board’s, the largest school board in the country conducted a survey in 2011 with more than 100,000 students