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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to yet another op-ed written by an expert in education who calls for Ontario to reform its flawed, discriminatory, outdated educational funding practices.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update we stated that we believe the Minister of Education bases its discriminatory educational funding policy on “outdated, incorrect information and upon now-dispelled myths about public funding for independent schools.”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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Disappointment deepens as society is diminished

This week we update our supporters and readers of this space on the status of our action against the governments of Ontario and Canada aimed at persuading Ontario’s to end its unfair educational funding policies. On February 8, 2022 GAJE

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‘The funding of Jewish education is first and foremost’

In the wisdom literature of our people, King Solomon, stands tall for his voluminous, profound contributions to the insights and the values that steer Jewish life. He authored one of life’s simplest, yet most effective lessons: “speak less and do

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