The current strike in Ontario's 24
community colleges could have been avoided. The quality improvements
in faculty's demands are no different than those recommended by Bob
Rae in his report on post-secondary education.
Premier McGuinty has also said he wants
quality improvements in Ontario's colleges. Last May he made it very
clear what he meant by quality education: "By quality, we mean more
faculty at colleges and universities, to accommodate higher enrolments
and help students succeed, more faculty time for students, more
students completing their undergraduate programs and going on to grad
school and easier movement for students between colleges and
Clearly, to move forward on quality
education, we need more faculty and more faculty time for students.
Class sizes have to decrease. So why did college administration force
a strike, when the solution was so obvious?
Please tell the Premier to remember his
promise to Ontarians, and urge the college administration and its team
to agree to bargain with the faculty on the issues of quality, and cut
short this strike.
Thanking you in advance,