Campaign for Public Education - Press advisory



    TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Each night next week communities across the
city will challenge candidates to explain just how they plan to "fix" public
education if elected October 10th.
    Concerned voters will want honest answers from their MPPs and other
candidates standing for election in their ridings.

    
    York West   Monday, October 1st   7:00 pm
    C W Jefferys Collegiate Institute - 340 Sentinel Road
    info: Errol Young   416-571-0042   erroly@sympatico.ca
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    Parkdale High Park   Tuesday, October 2nd   7:00 pm
    Bishop Marocco School - 1515 Bloor St W (at Dundas St W)
    info: Irene Atkinson   416-533-0487   irene.atkinson@tdsb.on.ca
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    Toronto Centre-Rosedale   Wednesday, October 3rd   7:00 pm
    Jarvis Collegiate Institute - 495 Jarvis (TTC: Wellesley subway & bus)
    info: Rolland Kacsoh   416-670-2555   rolland.kacsoh@gmail.com
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    Don Valley West   Wednesday, October 3rd   7:00 pm
    Thorncliffe Public School - 80 Thorncliffe Park Drive
    Main entrance to main gym
    info: Michelle, 416-531-4250   Parveen, 416-421-3054
    michelle@publicinterest.ca
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    North Etobicoke   Wednesday, October 3rd   5:45 pm
    North Albion Collegiate - 2580 Kipling Ave. (north of Finch)
    info: 416-979-5922   community.organizing@hotmail.com
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    Beaches East York   Thursday, October 4th   7:00 pm
    East York Collegiate Institute - 650 Cosburn Ave.
    info: Cindy Beman   bemanc@hotmail.com
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    Adult learners, students and parents across Toronto are vigorously
participating in a non-partisan city-wide campaign of school and
community-based agencies representing neighbourhood associations, students,
parents, education workers, teachers' federations and ethno-racial advocacy
groups from both publicly-funded school boards. Community members of the
Campaign for Public Education have been working to improve public education in
the Catholic and "public" schools as part of. Host organizations in this
Toronto-wide coalition include such organizations as Grannies for Public
Education, Thorncliffe Park Tenant's Association, the Organization of Parents
of Black Children, the Chinese Canadian National Council-Toronto, Urban
Alliance on Race Relations, Culture-Link Settlement Services, Muslim
Educational Network Training & Outreach Services, Toronto Federation of
Chinese Parents, Somali Parent Liaison Coalition, Etobicoke North Cross
Cultural Centre, city councillors & school board Trustees from across the
city.

    Background: www.campaignforpubliceducation.ca

    Give our kids, adult learners and neighbourhoods what we need to succeed!
    Campaign (with us) for Public Education.





For further information:

For further information: Stephen Seaborn, (416) 737-2980

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