TEACHERS’ REPS SEE “CONSULTATIONS” ON CLASS SIZES AS FIRST STEP TO BUDGET CUTS

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Teachers fear consultations on class sizes signal that Doug Ford’s Tories will target education budgets, according to an article by Allison Jones of The Canadian Press.

ETFO President Sam Hammond

ETFO President Sam Hammond: bigger class sizes “would be an absolute disaster.”

A document released by the government says reducing class sizes could save money, according the article, reproduced by CTV News.

That set off alarm bells among Ontario’s teachers’ unions, who are scheduled to begin contract talks in August.

ETFO President Sam Hammond said raising existing class-size caps would harm the quality of education in the province. A move to a class-size formula based on averages “would be an absolute disaster,” he said.

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