Stop Ford Education Cuts

Stop Ford Education Cuts

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Julia Grieco started this petition to Ford government

As you may know, Doug Ford has cut education funding across Ontario at the sacrifice of the children of this province. He cut OSAP, Special Ed, LGBT education, and he is also sacrificing the jobs of hundreds of teachers who have families to support. Do the right thing and stop this injustice from happening. We need to use our voices to show Mr. Ford that the education of the next generation is more important than other issues he values, like tax cuts for the rich.

The Ford government has begun to implement a 25 million dollar budget cut in the education system targeting students in Ontario. This slash in funding will undoubtedly make this the biggest reform in the education system in a long time. Some of the changes that are to be made include the following:

• Cutting OSAP for university students

• Getting rid of specialty programs for at-risk students or those with autism and other disabilities


• Increasing the maximum capacity for classrooms (from 22 to over 30 students)


• 4 compulsory online courses must be taken• Banning cell phones in the classroom

So why does this matter?

The Ford government’s drastic plan affects students and teachers in every way. Students will face more challenges when learning, especially with the increase in class sizes. Similarly, teachers will struggle to meet the needs of every student. That is beside the fact that some 10,000 teaching positions in the province will disappear.


These transformations will only push us back and the repercussions are not being considered. We must unite against leaders that are jeopardizing our province’s development. These attempts to ‘modernize’ the education system is doing the exact opposite. Education is meant to prepare students for their life beyond school; it helps to create a skilled economy and ultimately levels the playing field for all people.

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