Instructors at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected an offer from the College Employer Council that was put directly to the union membership, leaving the fate of the semester for 500,000 full and part-time students hanging in the balance. The failure of the deal puts the Liberal government at the centre of the dispute and Premier Kathleen Wynne said she will be meeting with the colleges and the union Thursday afternoon.
Ontario is tabling back-to-work legislation to bring an end to a strike that has seen 500,000 students at the province's 24 colleges shut out of classes for five weeks, but it is not yet clear when students will be back in the classroom. The New Democrats refused to agree to a government request for all parties to support the legislation, forcing the Legislature to debate the bill through the weekend.
What kind of program is more likely to lead to an increase of women graduating with engineering degrees: A college or university scholarship for promising high-school students, unconscious bias training for human resource managers or an intensive math and science education program for girls in elementary school? New research shows that if governments have to choose, focusing their efforts on early learning interventions will have the most impact.
@CamSabadoz That's interesting. I TAed at u of t and yes I am gathering it was exceptional although I know some of us wanted more. One very good course on teaching was so oversubscribed you had to enroll by lottery.
@EmilArchambault I never had to submit lesson plans but talked ideas about how to teach and what to emphasize, sometimes quite a bit. I know TEF is resented, but perhaps it's a response to real issues in classroom too.
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