TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012/CNW/ Yesterday the Minister of Education, The Hon. Laurel Broten, announced revisions to the government’s proposed legislation, Putting Students First, that would remove segments

  • placing restrictions on the system-wide use of diagnostic assessment data to help students and
  • introducing seniority as a key determining factor in the hiring of teachers.

Today Catholic school boards were astounded to learn that the revised legislation has not been removed but will now only be imposed upon the Catholic and French segments of Ontario’s education system.

This legislation will create inequity in the province’s education system and will threaten the quality of education delivered to students across this province. Parents and all Ontarians need to understand the real impact of this legislation.

What: OCSTA News Conference
When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Queen’s Park Media Studio
Who: Robert Murray, Director, Legislative and Political Affairs
Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association

To schedule an interview please contact:
Sharon McMillan
Mobile: 416-460-7937
Email: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca