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05/18/16

Reducing Saskatchewan education to dollars and cents doesn’t make sense

Commentators cannot seem to agree on education funding in Saskatchewan. Before the April election, one study accused the province of under-investing in education. Last week, columnist Murray Mandryk wrote that it was systematically overspending on education and argued that was the source of the government’s deficit woes. Ironically, both sides of this debate share the view that education is a numbers game. Both perspectives use broad economic indicators and government spending to explain educational outcomes. The result is predictable and... +Read More
STF President Patrick Maze in conversation with colleague Christopher Keyes.
07/31/15

STF adamant that Lean approach must not affect classroom

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has some concerns regarding the news that the provincial government is re-visiting the controversial Lean management approach within the education sector after less-than-favourable reviews when earlier applied to the health care sector. While the Federation said… +Read More
04/21/15

Councillors will have plenty of policy revisions to ponder

SASKATOON – Much has been made in recent years regarding the increased complexity of PreK-12 education and this year’s upcoming Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council provides ample evidence of that fact. The more than 200 educators from throughout… +Read More
Andrew Sims was the chairperson of the conciliation board.
02/26/15

Sims adamant that agreement reached is best deal possible without job action

Once it was determined that the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee and the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee agreed to accept Terms of Settlement for a new provincial collective bargaining agreement following conclusion of conciliation and receipt of the Conciliation Board Report, it left… +Read More
02/12/15

Agreement reached in teacher bargaining

The Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee (GTBC) and the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee have accepted terms of settlement for a new provincial collective bargaining agreement for Saskatchewan teachers following conclusion of conciliation and receipt of the Conciliation Board Report. “After working through the… +Read More
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation Executive Director Gwen Dueck with Vice-President Randy Cline.
01/12/15

Dueck reflects on trying year

Without prompting, almost as if reading the interviewer’s mind, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive Director Gwen Dueck borrowed a page from Queen Elizabeth’s 1992 year-end message when she referred to the previous 12 months as an Annus horribilis (Latin for horrible… +Read More
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