We need a national conversation on public education in Canada
Informed by a national Abacus Data poll, the campaign aims to defend education priorities with specific demands from the next federal government. The three priorities include ensuring equitable access, strengthening and investing in publicly funded public education.
Concretely, the CTF / FCE calls on the next federal government to create a national advisory table on education to strengthen funded public education Canada:
- Made up of the teaching profession, academics and civil society, the table will work with the provinces and territories to:
- Establish national guidelines for publicly funded public education
- Develop national standards for emergency preparedness
- Implement legislation to end the privatization of state-funded public education
- Protect and promote the French language in minority communities
- Coordinate national programs aimed at poverty reduction, the fight against racism, truth and reconciliation.
- 95% of Canadians believe it is important that all children and youth have equal access to high quality publicly funded public education.
- 94% of Canadians believe that high quality public education helps ensure long-term economic competitiveness and growth.
- 91% say that providing all students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 equitable access to quality public education can reduce poverty in Canada long-term.
Highlights of the survey and specific demands for the next federal government are presented on the advocacy campaign website. A podcast with the president of the CTF / FCE Sam hammond and CEO and founder of Abacus Data David Coletto can be heard here. Join us in this national #conversation. As president of the CTF / FCE Sam hammond says, “It’s time to prioritize publicly funded public education from coast to coast.”
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation
Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is the national voice of the teaching profession. As the national alliance of provincial and territorial teachers’ organizations, CTF / CTF represents over 300,000 elementary and secondary teachers across Canada.
Director of Public Affairs
Canadian Teachers’ Federation
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