Campaign for Public Education

Campaign for Public Education

March 08, 2010 14:43 ET

International Women's Day 2010

Women Fighting for their Children's Schools

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - As we mark this International Women's Day a growing number of Toronto women are stepping forward to join a vigourous community fight to keep their children's schools from being closed. 

Faced with inadequate education funding and a provincial decision to not pay for any of the Toronto board's capital expenditures the TDSB has embarked upon an unprecedented number of school closures and property sales.

School closures not only impact the K-12 students in the schools. Communities stand to lose the essential space for adult education, day care, parenting centres, neighbourhood space: each essential to making women's lives better. 

Women across the city are turning up in record numbers to public meetings on school closures demanding that these highly valued publicly-owned assets be kept open. The following are available for press interviews today and through this week.

CPE is an association of Toronto groups and organizations representing parents, adult learners, students, teachers, education workers and ethno-racial communities. CPE has been campaigning for the full funding of quality public education since 2001.

Contact Information

  • Campaign for Public Education
    Stephen Seaborn