How will education cuts affect our economy?

Doug Ford has asked Ontarians to consider the deficit as they cut critical frontline staff and resources from our schools. But his cuts could end up costing our province $1.2B in future economic benefit! That’s not fiscal responsibility - it’s mortgaging our future.
A recent Conference Board of Canada report has warned that every dollar we pull out of education today will actually cost our province $1.30 in future economic benefit. When we increase class sizes, cut frontline educators and reduce the number of courses available to our students, we create a knowledge and skills gap that will have long-term consequences for our students and our province.
Doug Ford’s cuts mean there will be:
10,000
Educators Cut From Schools
27%
Increase In Class Sizes
60,000
Fewer Courses For Our Kids
$1.2B
Lost in Economic Benefit
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For our students, fewer course options, larger class sizes, and mandatory online courses will make it harder for them to compete for jobs and post-secondary placements.
For our families, fewer resources and supports for students means more out-of-pocket expenses to ensure our kids receive the education and experiences they deserve.
And for our province, cuts to education send global signals that Ontario isn't interested in investing in the future, compromising future job creation and the sustainability of our economy.
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What We're Fighting For:
To keep our province on track and show the world that Ontario is a smart place to invest, we need our government to:
Correct Class Sizes
Return the average class size in Ontario high schools to 22 students to ensure every student has access to the resources and courses they need to graduate.
Reverse Cuts
Reverse funding cuts to education workers, like counsellors, psychologists and early childhood educators, so Ontario’s students can learn in a safe and supportive environment.
Get Evidence
Study whether e-Learning is a viable and effective way for students to learn before making it a mandatory graduation requirement.
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Let them know what these cuts will mean for our kids and what they can do to protect our students’ future.