Doug Ford thinks bigger classes are better, no matter what you think

"By pretending to be listening and consulting on education — while privately disregarding his own secret survey that demonstrates the opposite — Ford is insulting the intelligence of every educator, parent and student in the province."

What we have here is a failure to communicate. And educate.

We might not all agree on the nuts and bolts of education — say, “discovery math” versus “back to basics;” sex-ed versus the ideology of chastity. But we can all agree that education is the foundation of our growth — personal, intellectual, financial.

When striking teachers are off the job, that gets our attention. But if fewer teachers will be left on the job in future years — creating overcrowded classrooms — that gets even more attention from parents.

We know this because my Toronto Star colleague Kristin Rushowy has revealed the results of the latest government survey that Premier Doug Ford tried to keep secret. Bad enough that his Progressive Conservatives won’t tell us what we already know, what’s worse is that the premier keeps pretending he knows what’s best for our children.

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Written by Martin Regg Cohn
Toronto Star
February 29, 2020
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Contributed by the Here For Students Staff
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