In a surprise move, Ontario government climbs down on high school class sizes. Is a deal far off? - 2020-03-03
The province has retreated on its two most controversial education changes — larger secondary class sizes and mandatory online learning — in a surprise move that could potentially break the impasse with teachers.
Just one day after Premier Doug Ford accused unions of "holding the province hostage" and said teachers aren't delivering results, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the government now wants to boost high school class sizes from last year's average of 22, to 23.
That's down from the original plan for an average of 28, which Lecce later dropped to 25.