Students will suffer the real impact of Ford’s education cuts

"These cuts will hurt struggling students, gifted students and generally make school a lot less interesting for all students."

A high school in Caledon has crushed the hopes of many students by cutting its award-winning music classes.

A Mississauga school sent a note home saying it’s “no longer in a position to offer students credits beyond those that are required” to graduate. When students reselected their courses for the fall, dozens of options had disappeared, including a Grade 10 math class designed for struggling students, Grade 11 music and a Grade 12 science speciality.

We’re now starting to see what the Ford government’s cuts to education really mean. And this is just a small sample of the havoc that’s being created in schools, big and small, urban and rural, right across Ontario.

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Written by The Star Editorial Board
Toronto Star
May 14, 2019
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