Doug Ford's Government Just Decreased Class Sizes, Yet Teachers Still Want To Strike - 2019-10-25
There has been plenty of debate surrounding Ontario's secondary schools this year. The latest issue in question has been the PC government's idea to raise class sizes to 28, meaning fewer teachers would be needed. The Ontario class size increase has just been backtracked on, however, after Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that the number of students in a class will now go down to 25.
The new proposal is still higher than Ontario has seen in past years, CBC reports. The previous average was 22.5 students per class. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) is not happy with the proposal.
"Making things not as bad as they previously announced is not, in my mind, a concession," Harvey Bischof, OSSTF president told the CBC.