Technically, [the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario] ETFO legally negotiates with the school boards.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Kathleen Wynne’s threat to reduce salary raises from three to two percent is really an empty threat because school boards are funded for each student enrolled, not for salary differentials among the public, separate, and two French boards. There may be different allocated funding for northern students, those with special needs, English Language Learners, and for other reasons. While there is the framework agreement, individual boards and the union may negotiate different agreements within the framework.
In the end, it won’t look good for Mme. Wynne and the Ontario Liberals if the public finds out that Catholic school students are getting more funding per student than public school students living in the same area [because ETFO wouldn't agree to the original framework proposal by the Ontario Public School Boards Association and the government].
Saturday, February 14, 2009
All Catholic and public school students are equal. I think?
Here is a comment I left on Crux's blog:
Posted by Skinny Dipper at 6:10 p.m.