Thursday, April 10, 2008

People for Education Report - Language support for newcomers 2007

The People for Education report is very interesting from a number of perspectives.

First there are dozens of unemployed ESL teachers in Ontario.

Reading that 77% percent of ESL students (children of immigrants) are in Toronto and that 90% of Toronto schools have ESL students yet 54% do not have ESL teachers should anger every unemployed ESL teacher and anger every new immigrant whose child is failing without ESL support.

Read the numbers here:
http://www.peopleforeducation.com/adx/aspx/adxGetMedia.aspx?DocID=613

More about this organization:

People for Education
641 Bloor Street West, Second Floor, Toronto, ON, M6G 1L1
Phone: 416-534-0100 Fax: 416-536-0100
Email: info@peopleforeducation.com

People for Education is an independent parent-led organization, working to improve public education in Ontario's English, Catholic and French schools.

Starting in 1996, People for Education began as part of the parent association at a downtown Toronto school and grew to become a provincial organization.

People for Education Mission
Public education is the foundation of a civil society. People for Education is dedicated to the ideal of a fully publicly-funded education system that guarantees every child access to the education that meets his or her needs.

People for Education
-doing research;
-providing clear, accessible information to the public;
-engaging people to become actively involved in education issues.

For additional info
http://www.peopleforeducation.com/aboutus

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