Riverdale Public School

February 16, 2013 by  

Riverdale Public School, A group of Toronto parents is reaching out to teachers’ unions and government representatives in a bid to return extra-curricular activities to Ontario’s public schools.

Children’s Advocates for Public Education (CAPE) in Ontario was formed by Riverdale parents concerned about the effect of teachers’ labour dispute on students. The group now has more than 100 members from throughout Ontario.

“We really wanted to give voice to our children … to keep the focus on the impact of the situation on children,” said Andrea Williams, a spokesperson for the group.

“We’re trying to build a bridge between the government and the teachers’ unions so that we can get extracurriculars back into our schools, but also restore the goodwill at our schools.”

Ontario’s public elementary and high school teachers cancelled students’ extracurricular programs to protest Bill 115, an act to implement restraint measures in the education sector dubbed the Putting Students First Act. The legislation imposed two-year contracts that included a wage freeze and reductions in sick days, benefits and bargaining rights. While the bill was repealed in January, teachers continue to protest the contracts it imposed.

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