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In the courts last week

At the beginning of the week, on October 3, the Court granted leave to the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS), with the consent of the Attorneys General of Ontario and Canada, (AGs) to intervene in our application as a friend

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‘Allow funding to follow all students to their school’

The research demonstrating how Ontario’s educational funding is deeply anachronistic is piling very high. By actively disregarding the best funding practices from jurisdictions throughout the free world, Queen’s Park is holding back Ontario education and Ontario students. More evidence of

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On Rosh Hashana we think about building the future

This weekly update is the last one of Jewish calendar year 5782, for on Sunday night we celebrate Rosh Hashana. We usher in the year 5783. Towards the end of his life, the late, great Rabbi Jonathan Sacks described the

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Ontario parents deserve more school choice

This week we point to yet another op-ed written by an expert in education who calls for Ontario to reform its flawed, discriminatory, outdated educational funding practices. Derek J. Allison, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education at the University of Western

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Ontario parents deserve the same options as parents in Quebec and the West

For more than seven years, GAJE has called public attention to the discrimination at the heart of Ontario’s system of educational funding. That the public treasury supports the education of one religious group in the province to the exclusion of

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School returns

Our children return to school next week. In some cases, they will be attending school for the first time. Whether as “veterans” or as first-timers, along with their lunches, most will bring with them pockets full of excitement, worries, wonders

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The evidence suggests more choice is the better policy

In last week’s update we stated that we believe the Minister of Education bases its discriminatory educational funding policy on “outdated, incorrect information and upon now-dispelled myths about public funding for independent schools.” Prof. Vincent Geloso, assistant professor of economics

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The truths about independent schools the government seems not to know

As readers of the GAJE weekly update know, the Government of Ontario steadfastly resists making its educational funding policies apply equally, without discrimination or preference, to all Ontario’s children, including those who learn in independent schools. Indeed, the government brought

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Better able to catch the ear and the conscience of the government?

As we advised readers two weeks ago, the Governments of Ontario and Canada responded to our legal effort to end discrimination in educational funding by bringing a motion to strike down our application even before the courts have had the

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Independent school children also need to “catch up”

Last week, Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced a post-Covid “Plan to Catch Up” for the upcoming school year. “Our government is looking ahead as we remain squarely focused on ensuring students receive the best stable learning experience possible, and that

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