Teachers Celebrate Education Week

    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Ontario Teachers' Federation President Hilda
Watkins today called on all Ontarians to celebrate the great things that are
going on in our public schools.
    "Every day of the school year, the 155,000 teachers who are members of
OTF welcome more than 2 million students into our publicly funded elementary,
secondary, public, Catholic and francophone schools," Watkins said. "Our
teachers in these publicly funded schools address the needs of students from a
broad spectrum of needs."
    "This week gives the people of our province the opportunity to pause in
their busy lives to consider the considerable achievements of our publicly
funded school systems," she added.
    Watkins continued, "As President of OTF, I am in the unique position of
being able to meet and talk with teachers in each one of our systems. I
continue to be impressed with the commitment and dedication of our teachers.
The array of programs they deliver focuses on helping every student be
successful in their lives."
    "Personally, I want to congratulate the teachers and education workers in
Ontario for making our schools among the best in the world," Watkins
concluded. "Let's celebrate our schools during this special week."

    The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 155,000 teachers. OTF members are full-time,
part-time and occasional teachers in all the publicly funded schools in the
province-elementary, secondary, public, Catholic and francophone.

For further information:

For further information: Hilda Watkins, President, (416) 966-3424

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