TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - With the return of school comes a renewed
focus on education. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
(OECTA) wants Ontario families to maintain that focus right up until
Election Day on October 6, and vote for an education friendly
Making educational issues a priority in this provincial election is
essential to continue building on the improvements that have benefitted
students across Ontario.
"As an Association, we are looking forward to continued dialogue on
education - where Ontario's education system is, where the province is
going and what we all need to do to get there," said Kevin O'Dwyer,
OECTA president. "We are committed to doing our part to emphasize
education as key to the health, wealth and progress in Ontario's
economy and society."
Of the various political party platforms that have been released to
date, only the Liberal platform addresses these goals.
"We are pleased to see a continued commitment to education and the
measured approach to initiatives in the Liberal platform," said
O'Dwyer. "Their initiatives enhance the great work of our schools and
recognize the next level of learning. Working collaboratively will be
critical to the successful implementation of these initiatives and will
further benefit the education system."
The Liberal party platform also reflects many of the key policy
recommendations made by OECTA in their document Speak For Children: A Plan for a Stronger Ontario, including continued focus on reducing child poverty. Read OECTA's
full plan at www.speakforchildren.ca
Your vote is your voice.
On October 6 - we all Speak for Children!
Learn more about OECTA at www.OECTA.on.ca or visit us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit www.speakforchildren.ca to learn more about how Ontario's education system is on the right
OECTA represents 45,000 professional women and men who teach all grades
in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario.
SOURCE Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
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