Seven thousand. That’s the number of teachers and education staff Doug Ford is cutting from public schools.
$1,200. Adjusting for inflation, per student funding has actually decreased by $1,200 since the Ford government came to power.
Those numbers tell a story about the damage Doug Ford is doing to public schools in Ontario. However, numbers alone can’t tell us what it feels like to be a student, parent or educator affected by these cuts.
This powerful video lets us hear directly from Kenisha, an early reading coach and one of the people who sees the effects of Ford’s cuts first-hand.