In addition to reducing the number of specialized programs available to our kids, cutting the number of educators in our schools, and increasing the number of students in the classroom, the Ford government has recently announced that high school students will be required to complete four online courses in order to graduate…
But very little is known about the impact e-learning has on the overall quality of education our kids receive. '
What we do know isn't promising. Studies show that only a small minority of students excel at e-learning and those students tend to be high achieving, independent learners. For students already struggling, e-learning erects unnecessary barriers, lowers graduation rates, and removes the key academic supports they need to be successful.
Moreover, numerous studies have shown that the isolation resulting from an over-reliance on devices can have a detrimental effect on our kids' mental health.
Our government should be working to improve our education system, not making it harder for our kids to succeed in it. If you think our students deserve the best education possible, use the button below to email your MPP today! Let them know that these cuts go too far and put our kids' education at risk. Send a letter to your MPP today!