On Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21, members of your local Political Action/Public Relations committee met with all four local MPPs to discuss the ETFO Building Better School Platform.
“The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has prepared this education platform to contribute to public discourse about how to make our public schools the best they can be. Ontario faces many challenges. Few are as important as ensuring that our public schools are able to fulfill their responsibility to teach basic skills, and foster creativity, innovation, a love of learning, and a commitment to full participation in our democratic society. Public education should create equal opportunity so that all students can be successful learners and reach their full potential.”
Catherine Fife (Kitchener-Waterloo), Michael Harris (Kitchener-Conestoga), Daiene Vernile (Kitchener Centre), and Kathryn McGarry (Cambridge) were receptive to the priorities outlined in the plan and were fascinated to hear from classroom teachers about what we believe will improve our education system. In the coming months, ETFO Waterloo will join locals across the province in hosting Town Hall meetings to engage our community in these discussions.