The reality is that nothing has changed. The government is moving ahead with their plan to increase high school class sizes to an average of 28 students. This means that as teachers and education workers retire or leave the profession, school boards will not have the money to replace them. And this is only the first year of the plan – even more positions will be eliminated in the years ahead.
Because of the government’s cuts, school boards are making tough decisions that are resulting in fewer courses and programs, less support for students, and the loss of jobs for teachers and education workers.
Ontario schools need investments to ensure students have access to the courses and resources they need to succeed. Don’t let the government take more money out of education.