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Is bill 115 putting students first?

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Started: 1/13/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Uzair

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I do not think bill 115 is putting students first. It denies them of the oppurtunity to develop new skills in extra curriculars which they just can't develop in class taking notes. These extra curriculars help them develop social skills which will help them in the future and its also a reason for students to get up in the morning and come to school. Its like a motivation for them. Also, denying them of extra help is depriving some students of that extra push they need, and deserve, to succeed. And not everyone can afford a tutor or to pay for sports outside of school. But are there any arguments that say it does put the students first ?
mike.mac

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Bill 115 does not take away student's ability to participate in extra curricular activities within the school. Bill 115 placed restrictions on the collective bargaining process between teacher unions and school boards in order to protect the wage freeze put in place for the next 2 years, and in addition remove teachers' ability to bank unused sick days. The Bill also gives power to the Minister of Education to impose 2 year contracts on school boards if unions or school boards fail to reach a collective agreement by Jan. 1, 2013.

As a result teachers and more specifically their unions were put in a tight spot where they did not have a lot of room to negotiate with school boards. The unions want the ability to negotiate and strike in order to stay relevant to the fight for teachers. Without this, they lose ground and relevance. So the teachers have began a work-to-rule movement in which they will not participate in extra-curricular activities.

Bill 115 removed the need and ability for unions to negotiate for a larger part of the education funds in Ontario. The Bill will allow for money to be funded directly into the school and programs, rather than into teacher's compensation packages. As a result, school boards will be able to deliver a top-tier education for all students in Ontario, which is what tax payers expect of the education system.

Bill 115 is not preventing students from participating in extra-curricular activities. Teachers not volunteering to participate is preventing students from participating.

Because Bill 115 allows for more funds to go directly to the benefit of students, I believe Bill 115 is putting students first.
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Posted by DoubtingDave 4 years ago
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Con, you should point out what Bill 115 is. http://en.wikipedia.org...'Putting_Students_First_Act_2012'
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