Ontario's new education minister says he's listening. Students, teachers ask if he'll undo his government's controversial changes - 2019-07-02
Ontario's new education minister says he'll learn by listening — to students, to parents, to teachers, to support staff.
But is he willing to consider a different school of thought? That's the question on the mind of the students as Stephen Lecce settles into what will soon be the hottest political seat in the province.
From mandatory e-learning to fewer teachers and bigger classes — all issues students have huge concerns about — "it would signal to us that he is listening if he takes action," said Amal Qayum, president of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association, which represents all two million of the province's public school students.