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Ann Hawkins

President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association

Ann Hawkins is the President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), which represents 50,000 professional women and men who teach all grades in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario.
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In Ontario, We Shouldn't Need to Be Told That Teachers Matter

Parents have a right to know what's really at stake, the issues that could cause a further decline in the teaching profession's reputation and resources as political leaders attempt to pay off their debts through cuts to education. These negotiations are about the fact that teachers matter, and the way they're treated matters too.
08/13/2015 05:35 EDT
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Teachers Are Spending This Summer Fighting for Your Kids

This week, I'll sit down with the Premier and the Minister of Education and encourage them not to balance their books on the backs of teachers. We're doing our best to avoid a strike action this fall, but not at any cost to education. No matter what season it may be -- the summer vacation season or the fall election season -- teachers care deeply about their students and their schools. And Ontario parents should care deeply about the deal teachers get from their government, too.
07/21/2015 12:24 EDT