Analysis: Ontario to have 10,000 fewer teaching positions in public schools over next five years

"Another consequence of the short-sightedness of this massive reduction will be the dashed hopes of so many teacher-candidates who provide new energy and ideas to our excellent education work force"

Ontario will have 10,000 fewer teaching positions in its public schools over the next five years as a result of increases to class sizes announced by Doug Ford’s government, according to an analysis by the legislature’s financial watchdog.

The changes to class size announced by Mr. Ford’s government in the spring has caused a lot of uncertainty in the education sector. Class size averages are to increase by one student in Grades 4 through 8, while high-school averages would see the biggest jump: increasing to 28 students from 22, over the next four years.

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Written by Caroline Alphonso
The Globe and Mail
September 26, 2019
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