Ford government shouldn't try to modernize education while cutting funding, new report warns

"Our caution, our warning is, yes, modernize but watch cutting resources at the same time. It makes it very difficult to ensure that students are getting what they need."

A new report from an education advocacy group warns the Ford government against reducing funding while aiming to modernize the school system.

The report also urges the government to realize that "the basics" of education in the 21st century involve more than just reading, writing and math.

"To thrive in this rapidly changing world, students will need a broad set of adaptable and transferable skills," says the report. That includes creative and critical thinking skills, the ability to learn independently, collaboration skills, and effective communication.

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Written by Mike Crawley
June 17, 2019
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