Ontario's education funding formula is shortchanging students, and it’s time to fix it.
It's time to elect a provincial government that will:
- Fix the Funding Formula! Ontario’s education funding formula is based on a model introduced two decades ago, and desperately needs to be updated.
- Increase support for special education funding to school boards, including more front line support workers, to meet the real needs of students with learning exceptionalities and mental health issues.
- Stop overfilling grade 4 to 8 classrooms and bring Kindergarten class sizes in line with other primary grades to create better learning environments for all students.
- Prioritize the importance of our children’ education by establishing, through legislation, a comprehensive evidence-based review of the education funding formula every five years to determine its effectiveness in supporting high quality public education.
The next Ontario government must conduct a thorough review of the education funding formula, including the way special education is funded.