Across the province, necessary supports are being stripped from our schools. From classroom teachers, to curriculum resources, to specialized education programs— there aren’t many areas of Ontario’s education system that haven’t been affected by Premier Ford’s cuts.
There is such a diversity of need among all students at all grade levels. Whether a student needs special education or mental health supports, extra assistance with literacy and numeracy, or specialized programs to build job-specific skills, our schools should be there to support them.
Cost-cutting measures like mandatory e-learning courses are not a replacement for classroom instruction. Courses delivered in a classroom allow teachers to better identify student needs, adapt their teaching strategies, and integrate values such as community-building.
See what the experts have to say about the need for more student supports here.
Ontario schools need investments to ensure teachers can create a positive learning environment that encourages student achievement. Don’t let the government take more money out of education.