Teachers' contract dispute affecting uWindsor education students' placements

October 26, 2012

University of Windsor education students have had their classroom placements delayed and some had to find placements outside Windsor due to a contract dispute between teachers and the Ontario government. The education faculty has been able to place all of its students, but was scrambling in early October when it couldn't find enough public elementary teachers to agree to take student teachers and receive a $6 per day stipend. They were supposed to head to classrooms on October 19, but that was pushed back to November 9. School boards and teachers in Toronto, London, Lambton County, and Chatham-Kent have agreed to take uWindsor students needing placements in public elementary schools. The education faculty's acting associate dean says the faculty found placements close to the students' homes so they would have a place to stay if they had a placement outside Windsor. Windsor Star