Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education with a membership of almost 17,300 parents, grandparents and care givers of students in the Province, would like to express our support for the decision to close Nova Scotia Public Schools during this difficult and unprecedented time in the province in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some 800 students walked out of their Halifax universities and schools this afternoon in support of the We’tsuwet’en Nation’s struggle to defend its sovereignty.
Media release: Students were looking for a bold investment in education and the climate, and saw neither. Tuition has increased more than 20% since this government came to power, making Nova Scotia the least affordable province for pursuing post-secondary education. Instead of making investments in students and investing in a just transition to a green economy, the government continues to give tax cuts for corporations.
Alex Kronstein tackles what inclusive education should look like for autistic people. “By meaningfully engaging those who are under-represented and marginalized, it will be much easier to achieve full inclusion.”
Kendall catches up with the young woman from Beaverbank who is at Dalhousie University through the Career Seek program. Not all the changes she was hoping for actually happened so far.
The Educators for Social Justice – Nova Scotia (ESJ-NS) and the Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education (NSPPE) have just released their Manifesto for Progressive Public Education which identifies four major threats to progressive public education in this province: the weakening of community engagement, the impact of austerity, the weakening of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the influence of right-wing think tanks.
Raymond Sheppard reflects on what it means to be Black parents setting out to raise confident and happy kids.
PSA: Come learn and share your experiences and help build a vibrant family voice for inclusive education. November 2, 10 am – 4 pm, Halifax
On Oct 24, Dalhousie and SMU are co-presenting this keynote lecture by Dr. Malinda Smith: Why Diversity, Decolonization and Intersectional Equity Matter in Canadian Universities
Dr. Julia Wright: “We’ve been talking a lot about affordability this election. Let me tell you what that looks like in Halifax for those on short-term contracts or per-course contracts at one of our universities.”