all political stripes, including long-standing Tories - are hoping their grassroots movement will bring about a groundswell of support. The full-page ad reads, in part: ``Large classes. Fewer special education classes. Reduced library staff. Fewer arts programs . . . Does this sound like your school?'''' The first one appears in today''s Star. The funding formula is not meeting needs of kids in Toronto, or anywhere,'''' said Joanne Pauli, speaking teaching on behalf of the newly formed Friends of Public She has three children, one at North Toronto Collegiate. Most of the parents have some connection to the collegiate; the idea for the ad campaign came out of a parent council meeting. The one-size-fits-all formula isn''t really fitting anyone at all,'''' Pauli said. In 1998, and the provincial government seized control learning of education spending, taking away individual boards'' ability to raise their own taxes depending on their needs. It now spends $13.4 billion a year.
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The School principles Board''s new policy reflects the spirit and intention of teaching the state''s original law allowing provisional custody in the first place, an issue involving the legal status of children whose parents are divorced. Board member Catherine Davis, chairwoman of the board''s Policy Committee, and said parents or custodians with provisional custody agreements that are not court-ordered by the learning beginning of the next school year will have to take their children out of the school they are attending. For the last several years, homeschooling has been the fastest growing educational alternative principles in the country. teaching and and Estimates of its growth rate typically range from 15-25% annually. Homeschoolers are notoriously difficult learning to count, however, the National Homeschooling Research Institute believes that currently 1.2 million children homeschool principles today. While this constitutes only about 2% of all school age children, teaching itís more than 20% and of those outside the government educational system. And, with a 20% annual growth learning rate, another quarter million children will join principles the homeschooling movement this year.
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