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Dispelling the stereotypes, finally

Ontario is the glaring outlier among the six most populous provinces in Canada, adamantly and illogically refusing to extend public funds to independent schools. It has always been assumed that one of the reasons for Ontario’s obstinacy has been the

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Substantively appropriate, fair and equitable

The unresolved contractual dispute between the Ministry of Education and the CUPE-represented, non-teaching, education workers of the province breathes more life into theproposition that the education funding structure in Ontario is anachronistic and in need ofremedy. In an article published

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Funding independent schools is good for democracy

Some weeks ago, we brought readers attention to an article by David Hunt, education director at the think-tank Cardus, published in the Financial Post that responded to an op-ed in The Globe and Mail calling for Ontario to stop funding

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Toward a thriving Jewish future…(2)

As a contextual footing for advising readers last week that UJA Federation had updated its Day School Scholarships website, we restated the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ life-long credo that a strong Jewish future relied upon strong Jewish education. “If you

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Toward a thriving Jewish future…

One of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recurring urgent messages to the Jewish people wherever he met us, across the wide expanse of his much-traveled horizons, was: “If you want to save the Jewish future, you have to build Jewish

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Toward a thriving Jewish future…

One of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recurring urgent messages to the Jewish people wherever he met us, across the wide expanse of his much-traveled horizons, was: “If you want to save the Jewish future, you have to build Jewish

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A call from afar for Jewish education at home

At the end of September, the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), a non-profit, non-partisan, highly reputed, think tank based in Jerusalem released 2022 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People. The institute’s scholars and researchers conduct their annual

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For a pluralistic model of education in Ontario

Ontario’s continuing unwillingness to include some measure of funding for independent schools is perplexing. The province’s approach is entirely out of step with that of the next five largest provinces. It is out of step with proven best educational practices

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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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