Leaves are falling, but what about tuition fees

With somewhat less media coverage than previous years, Statistics Canada has released its tuition fee estimates for 2019/20. And for the first time since I can remember, the national average for undergraduate tuition fees actually declined from the previous year. Good news, right? Not so fast. Erika Shaker looks at…
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Alors que la nouvelle année scolaire débute, les conseils scolaires de l’Ontario sont à court d’argent. Voici les chiffres.

L’année passée, les changements au financement de l’éducation en Ontario se sont apparentés à un spectacle de tours de passe-passe. Des annonces contradictoires du gouvernement, l’emploi de termes brumeux tels que « protection contre l’attrition » et des transferts d’argent entre les différentes enveloppes budgétaires ont généré une confusion générale sur ce…
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As the new school year starts, Ontario school boards are strapped for cash. Here’s by how much.

Over the past year, following changes to education funding in Ontario has felt like watching a cups and ball magic trick. Contradictory government announcements, the usage of obtuse terms such as “attrition protection,” and the moving of money between funding envelopes have created a general sense of confusion as to…
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Contract faculty: So much more to know

In November 2018, CCPA released a report, Contract U: Contract Faculty Appointments at Canadian Universities, which looked at the trends in contract faculty appointments using Freedom of Information data from 67 universities. Since November, we have received additional information from Concordia University, McMaster University, Ryerson University, and the University of…
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Running from Revelation: “Facts, Not Fear” 20 years on

Twenty years ago, the Fraser Institute published a book called Facts, Not Fear with the goal of correcting the alleged misinformation schoolchildren were being exposed to in environmental science programs. The right-wing think tank was concerned that school science textbooks were often drawn from scientific literature (of all places), which…
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