Toronto Star: Ontario teachers shouldn’t invest in for-profit child care

Apr 06, 2014

Toronto Star Opinion Piece: April 6, 2014

Charles Pascal, professor at OISE, University of Toronto, and former early learning adviser to the premier of Ontario shares his opinion on teacher's investing in for-profit child care. 

"Yes, profit-driven preschool is big business, especially if corporations like ABC undercut the already low wages paid to early childhood educators and skimp on better working conditions that would promote children’s learning, health and safety. Will Busy Bees’ new owners ensure proper investments in quality? Or will the pressure to earn enough to deal with unfunded liability challenges of the teachers’ pension plan lead to cutting back on staff salaries, professional development and educator-child ratios?"

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