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#demographics #dynamics #mortality #magnitude #pandemic
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Thread / rant: school board meetings where people invoke how much residents pay for housing when talking about their right to demand (_insert demand here_) from the local public school system. /1
Children are entitled to a good education b/c THEY EXIST, not because their parents pay a lot for housing. Think about the inverse - kids in lower-priced areas deserve less? renters? families who are behind on their taxes? families who inherited their homes? transfer students? /2
I get it - people who can afford it buy expensive homes for "better" districts, and they want to be able to make demands. By all means, demand a great education for your kids. But do it because *all* kids deserve a great education. Not because you paid a lot for your house. /3
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(1/3) As an immigrant, the notion of college hadn't crossed my mind prior to my first meeting w/ my junior high guidance counselor.

"Where do you want to go to college?"

"Where" - that single word shaped my entire life: from that point, it wasn't a matter of *if* but *where*
(2/3) With the know-it-all attitude one might expect from a young teen I responded,

"Well, what's the best school in California?"

"Stanford," she said.

Another word that would shape my entire life: from point forward I was determined to go to Stanford.
(3/3) She was just one of dozens of educators that helped me navigate uncharted waters. I'm so #proudlypublic.

Now, more than ever, we must champion #publiceducation.

We must empower educators w/ the support they need to help all of us navigate these uncharted waters.
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Sometimes we Trustees can feel pretty powerless in the legislative & regulatory framework of public education in Ontario. Occasionally, though, we have an opportunity to speak out. Tonight, the Trustees of the Avon Maitland District School Board took that opportunity...
Inspired by @HaltonDSB, I was pleased to propose the following resolution, adopted unanimously: "Be it resolved that the Chair write a letter on behalf of the Board of Trustees to the Minister of Education to draw attention to the impacts and implications of announced ...
"education reforms on the Avon Maitland District School Board, and ongoing anticipated pressures in the budgeting process for the 2020/2021 school year. The letter will also include a request to refrain from using confusing and divisive rhetoric in the media..."
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Just had a student, who finds reading a challenge, return 90 Packets of Instant Noodles by @DebFitzpatrick2, telling me he was able to focus on it & read the whole book, and how much he loved it. Now I have to find another one just like it!
I taught this boy a couple of years ago, and the fact that he has read and loved an entire novel by himself, without "having to" for class, is a huge achievement. I'm keenly nervous to find a great book for him to follow up. I'm thinking maybe one by Nick Earls. @nickearls
He liked the realism of 90 Packets, and how the boy had to fend for himself against difficult challenges. "He was a really good character, Miss," he said. This is why we do what we do. #ilovemyjob #studentsneedschoollibraries #LoveOzYA #teachinglife #publiceducation
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Breaking: @TDSB Chair says Community Use of Schools grants have been cancelled.... and outlines cost to at risk and vulnerable students because of #FordGovernment cuts. memo to trustees released tonight... excerpts below. #OntEd #Onpoli
This is a further $1-million cut to Canada’s largest school board and will reduce access to school facilities for community organizations/activities, particularly in high-need neighbourhoods. Devastating #ONpoli @OntEdu
@TDSB also warning that #FordGovernment failure to commit to funding the #FocusOnYouth Summer program is putting the program at risk. Last year 600 young people were employed in this program, 11,000 children/youth participated, w proven results! #Onpoli #OntEd
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@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX Let's see, Van ... We're presently #5 in teen birth rate (per @HHSGov), & the state ed #abstinenceonly policy seems tailor-made to make us #1 there. In fact, the stats say almost one-in-five of US births to girls <15 were right here in Texas. #winning 1/
@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX @HHSGov In your quest for first, Van, you'll be glad to know we're #1 already for #uninsured people AND #1 when it comes to least #HealthcareAccess (incl. DC!). We do have a little ways to go on cost; we're only 6th #mostexpensive. Keep denying that expansion! 2/…
@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX @HHSGov Wanna be the worst place for #children, Van? Texas is almost there! According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation #KidsCount assessment, we're the 3rd-worst for family and community (#47/50) & 9th-worst for #childhealth. Isn't that exciting? /3…
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