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.
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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