Education and Children’s Rights
Children in Ontario have a right to an education, which includes not only the right to attend school, but to have their education delivered to them in a way that allows them the opportunity to reach their full potential. The rights are different in public schools / publicly funded schools and private schools, but all Ontario Students have rights in school. It is important for parents and students to know these rights so they can advocate for the appropriate and required education from the school.
The important thing to remember is that each child in school has the right to an educational environment that is safe and conducive to that student learning.
This page will cover these topics:
1. The rights of children with special needs in the school system
2. Bullying in schools and what lawyers can do to help
3. Discipline -Suspensions and Expulsions – the rights of students and obligations of schools
In this edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, looks at the rights that children, especially children have in Ontario’s schools – both public and private.