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The Geographic Divide in Public Education | Annie Kidder 

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Talk description: There are many many ways to think about equity in our public education system. We are used to talking about – as we should – the relationship between students’ socio-economic status and their chances for success in education. And we rightfully and regularly raise concerns about connections between identity and success. But what is the impact of geography? Are we paying enough attention to the divide between our rural/northern areas and the urban south? Are we creating a divide that will have a lasting impact? This talk will focus on what’s working and what’s not in how we fund and support education across Ontario. 

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Presenter Bio: Annie Kidder is the Executive Director and a founder of People for Education. A former theatre director, she became engaged in public education as a civil society issue in the late 1990’s when there was a great deal of disruption and debate in Ontario’s public education system. Since then, she has received numerous awards for her education advocacy and is regularly sought out by the media as an expert on public education issues. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences across Canada, in Europe, Africa and South America.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
Where: OISE/UT --- Room 3-104 --- For directions, please look under Contact Us.
*No registration required. 
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