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Teachers vs. Ontario government


Queen’s University PhD history student Josh Cole is available to talk about the battle between Ontario teachers’ union and the Ontario government after the provincial liberals called for a wage freeze and an end to payouts for unused sick days.

Mr. Cole can talk about the relationship between the government and teachers unions since 1945. He is currently working on his dissertation on the history of educational reform in postwar Ontario and specifically on 1968's so-called Hall-Dennis report (which parallels the current Ontario government's educational reforms – all-day kindergarten, play-based early learning, and increased use of technology in education).

He can also talk about the history of education in Ontario and Canada, educational reform in North America, the history of progressive education, and educational policy and politics in historical perspective.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office:613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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