Ontario has one of the best public education systems in the world, providing high-quality education for every student regardless of where they live in the province. Last year, the Conservative government made significant funding cuts to public education.
When adjusted for inflation, per-student funding for 2019-20 was three per cent lower than the previous year. These cuts have come at a time when student needs have increased.
Elementary educators are concerned about the impacts we are seeing in our classrooms.
The government must prioritize students and our schools. It’s time to reverse funding cuts and invest in public education.
What you can do:
Stand with educators as we advocate for adequate supports for students with special needs, a violence prevention strategy that gives students access to supports and professionals and maintaining a Kindergarten program that gives every student the best start. Tell the government to reverse the cuts to public education.