Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

May 11, 2005 17:17 ET

ETFO addresses 2005 budget

Welcomes the ongoing commitment to education Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - May 11, 2005) - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) welcomes the ongoing commitment to public education-from the early years to the post secondary level-contained in today's Ontario budget.

"The government has again demonstrated its interest in improving the learning opportunities for Ontario students," said ETFO President Emily Noble.

ETFO supports the continued reduction of class sizes and the increased funding for specialist teachers for physical education, music, and the arts.

"We teach children as they begin their education," Noble said. "We all hope that as they grow they will have access to the education of their choice, be it university, college, or other training."

"We are pleased that the government is taking some steps toward improving those choices for Ontario's children."

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 65,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario and is the largest teacher federation in Canada outside of Quebec.
/For further information: Johanna Brand: 416-962-3836; 416-948-2554(cell); jbrand@etfo.org / IN: EDUCATION

Contact Information

  • Emily Noble, President, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2349
    Secondary Phone: 416-948-1480
    Toll-Free: 888-838-3836