Did you know that major changes are happening to education in Ontario — including funding cuts, increased class sizes, and mandatory e-learning? Last week, Social Planning Toronto, the Coalition for Alternatives to Streaming in Education (CASE), and Working Women Community Centre hosted a panel to discuss how these changes might impact academic streaming, equity, and the state of public education in Ontario.
As a member of CASE, Social Planning Toronto is building the capacity of families to advocate against the practice of streaming in Ontario's public schools. Before the panel discussion, CASE screened the latest addition to its educational toolbox: a new video that captures the life-altering impacts of academic streaming through the eyes of parents and students. Check it out by clicking on the photo below.
CASE has also produced a short video that explains streaming and how it happens, and another that shows that, for some children, streaming starts as early as elementary school. Watch them on our Vimeo channel »
The panel was organized by SPT education researcher Sharma Queiser, a CASE member and co-author of a 2017 report that documented families’ experiences of the processes and influences affecting high school course selection.
CASE's "Streaming Disrupted" video launch and panel discussion on June 12.