On Tuesday January 23, 2018, Dr. Avis Glaze released her report containing 22 “Recommendations” that would negatively impact Nova Scotia Public Education.  One day later, the Nova Scotia Government announced its plan to implement the entire report.  This was done without any consultation.  The timelines and content of the report would suggest that Dr. Glaze was commissioned to write a report to mirror page 17 found in the Minister's Action Plan 2015.  On January 26, 2018 the House was recalled to sit on February 27, 2018.

This site will provide members with the timeline of NSTU’s actions and supporting documents.  We will be accepting questions from our members regarding all information distributed in the weeks ahead.  The NSTU is asking its members to remain informed and act on behalf of public education, students and teachers.

Click on a graphic to visit the Divide and Distract website

Click here to go to our radio advertisement - "Stephen McNeil likes to Divide and Distract"

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Background Information

Click here to download a video presentation, with audio, from Friday, March 9, 2018

Click here to download a video presentation, with audio, from Monday, February 5, 2018

Raising the bar?  A modest proposal

Click here to access the report.

Click here to access the Reality Check Sheet (English / French)

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In order to convey to elected MLA’s across Nova Scotia the damaging effects that implementing the Glaze Report (“Raise the Bar”) will have on students and public education in Nova Scotia, the NSTU is requesting that any interested individual print and sign the posted petition and solicit twenty-one (21) additional signatures from the Nova Scotia voting public. Each signature should be accompanied by the person’s city/town and province. (E.g. Jane Smith, Digby, NS)

NSTU members are requested to return completed petitions to NSTU representatives by Friday, February 16, 2018.

NSTU Representatives are requested to forward the completed petitions to their Local President by the end of day on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 

CSANE and Community College representatives should return their completed petitions to the President of the Local geographically encompassing their site, by the end of day on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Interested individuals are requested to return completed and/or partially completed petitions to the attention of the NSTU Representative to the nearest school, by Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Click here to download the petition (English / French)

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Media Releases

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Click here to download a PDF of the Avis Glaze Report  Raising the Bar:  A Coherent and Responsive Education Administrative System for Nova Scotia.

Click here to download the Government Reponse to the "Raise the Bar" report