How you can help stand up against cuts to publicly funded education
The Ford government is misleading Ontarians about the province’s finances and the state of our publicly funded education system, while making cuts that will have long-term consequences for everyone.
Ontario has one of the best education systems in the world. Our students regularly perform at or near the top on national and international assessments, and we are widely regarded for our commitment to equity and inclusion. But we need to build on this success by making further investments to ensure that every student is able to reach their full potential.
Instead, the Ford government is increasing class sizes, eliminating teaching positions, and forcing high school students to take some courses through e-learning. As students return to school this September, some classes, including core subjects such as math, could have 40 students or more. Other course options, including specialized arts, science, and technology classes, may not be offered at all. These cuts will have the greatest impact on our most vulnerable students.
Ontario’s Catholic teachers are opposing these cuts by encouraging Ontarians to educate themselves about the issues and reach out to their local representatives. You can help by visiting knowmore.ca, where you will find valuable information, factsheets, and shareable images and videos. You can also contact your local MPP and tell them to stop the cuts to publicly funded education.
Together, we can advocate for the investments our schools and students need to succeed.