Class size changes will save billions but will mean 10,000 fewer teachers over five years: watchdog

"The government will claim there is some foundation for their numbers.. Really what they're doing is trying to create an impression that their policy changes will be less damaging to student's education than they really will be."

Public schools in Ontario will lose approximately 10,000 teachers over the next five years due to an increase in class sizes, the province's fiscal watchdog said Thursday.

The Tory government has said the changes in class sizes were necessary to fight a $7.4-billion deficit and will result in 3,475 fewer teachers in the system over four years.

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Written by Shawn Jeffords
CTV News Kitchener
September 26, 2019
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