In the midst of teachers walking out of schools around the country, demanding fair salaries and proper funding for their classrooms, one teacher, Mandy Manning, was invited into the White House.
access to education
With an Ontario election coming, all major parties still refuse to consider abolishing the costly and archaic denominational school system, even though others did so long ago.
For over 20 years the idea of Nova Scotians having our own educational broadcaster has popped up, in fits and starts, but it has never put down roots.
Who rules in the arts? A recent depressing study of Toronto schools found that kids who go into public high schools for the arts are disproportionately white and wealthy.
In 2014, the Venezuelan government prohibited exchanging Venezuelan currency into foreign denominations. Well into 2015, Venezuelan students in Toronto are still bearing this impact.
The average tuition and other fees for Canadian undergraduates have tripled between the academic years 1993/94 and 2015/16.
Talking Radical Radio
Steve Baird talks about the Education Across Borders collective and the fight to win unimpeded access to school for undocumented migrant children.
Newfoundland and Labrador's grants-based funding model for post-secondary should be implemented across Canada.
Students headed back to school in Newfoundland and Labrador this year will be the first to fully benefit from the province's new student aid provisions. Wouldn't that be nice for all of Canada?
Shannen Koostachin died in 2010, but the young activist fought for a school for Attawapiskat youth. A fundraising campaign to create a monument to Koostachin's work is underway.