The Ontario Secondary School Teachersâ€™ Federation (OSSTF) is pleased with a number of aspects of the governmentâ€™s new educational bill, the Student Performance Bill.
â€œMinister Kennedy has made good on his promise to give teachers a majority on their governing body with this legislation,â€ said Rhonda Kimberley-Young, OSSTF president. We are concerned, however, with the limits being placed on the democratic rights of teachers to run for office for the Ontario College of Teachers. The proposed legislation falls short of their commitment to ensure a significant majority for teachers on the governing body,â€ Kimberley-Young added.
onion movie the dvdrip download â€œIn eliminating the unnecessary Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test and streamlining the Teacher Performance Appraisal process for new teachers, this bill provides much needed supports to teachers entering the profession,â€ concluded Kimberley-Young.
â€œOSSTF approves of the governmentâ€™s move to eliminate the minimum teacher workload provisions in the bill. This will only enhance student learning conditions. The addition of two more professional development days is also welcome, but we hope that these days will be provided for all educational workers. Currently, professional development is often provided to teachers, but not to other employee groups including student service professionals, educational assistants and office administrators to name a few,â€ Kimberley-Young said. â€œThe whole school team will be instrumental in fulfilling many of this governmentâ€™s policies including those addressing school safety and anti-bullying. Therefore, all educational workers should receive the additional Professional Development Days,â€ concluded Kimberley-Young.