ETFO — representing 78,000 teachers, early childhood educators, and educational and professional support personnel — is committed to making it even stronger.
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.
ETFO believes Ontario can do a better job of addressing the learning needs of our diverse student population and ensuring that students are well-prepared for higher education, training, and citizenship. Strengthening the education system will contribute to a healthy, vibrant society in the future. Prior to the 2011 provincial election, ETFO released an education platform — Building Better Schools.
But none of this works without you. We hope as you continue reading, you'll consider sharing this campaign with your friends, other guardians and parents, posting it on your Facebook groups and coming out to one of our community forums. We're excited to build better schools.