March 21, 2019
Last Friday, the Conservative government announced deep cuts to public education. The government’s plan includes larger classes for grades 4-8 and high school, changes to hiring practices currently governed by Regulation 274, underfunding and downloading services for students with autism, and a number of other cuts that will negatively impact students and educators. In addition, the government is still considering making drastic changes to Full-Day Kindergarten.
ETFO has taken a strong stance against the government’s attack on public education and will continue to campaign for smaller classes, fair hiring practices, our current model of Full-Day Kindergarten and broader investment in public education. ETFO’s public campaign includes advertising on TV, radio, newspaper, billboards and in digital and social media.
As an ETFO member your participation in our collective actions is critical. Below are three things you can do right now to show your support for public education and your opposition to the government’s plan.