Doug Ford's supply side economics creating upheaval in the classroom - 2020-01-28

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F0.png Doug Ford's supply side economics creating upheaval in the classroom January 28, 2020, Doreen Nicoll, Now Magazine

Jonathan LeFresne graduated from teacher's college in 2013. He worked for a private school for one year before being hired by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as a high school supply teacher. LeFresne is qualified to teach English, history, ESL, guidance and social sciences.

Every day for four years, LeFresne got up at 6:30 am to log into the daily supply list online. Sometimes he'd have to wait for upward of an hour and a half for a job. The teaching jobs offered were sometimes not in his area of expertise and could be anywhere in the school board area. This is the reality for short-term occasional teachers working in Ontario.

Then LeFresne got a full-time contract for the 2018-19 school year. But that spring, the Ford government announced it was increasing class sizes and LeFresne was declared surplus.

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{{cite news | first = Doreen | last = Nicoll | title = Doug Ford's supply side economics creating upheaval in the classroom | url = https://nowtoronto.com/news/doug-ford-teachers-strike-stephen-lecce/ | work = Now Magazine | date = January 28, 2020 | accessdate = January 29, 2020 }}