Ontario to lose more than 10,000 teaching positions over five years under Ford government changes: watchdog - 2019-09-26

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F94.png Ontario to lose more than 10,000 teaching positions over five years under Ford government changes: watchdog September 26, 2019, Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star

Ontario will have 10,000 fewer teaching positions over the next five years as the Ford government boosts class sizes and introduces mandatory online courses, says the legislature's independent financial watchdog.

Some 994 elementary and 9,060 secondary positions will be gone from the system based on the previous student-teacher ratios, the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario said in an explosive report — one that landed in the midst of contract negotiations and just days before the high school teachers' union is set to sit down at the bargaining table with the government and school boards.

This year alone, there are 2,826 fewer teachers than there would have been under the teacher/student ratios of 2018-19, says the report released Thursday at Queen's Park.

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{{cite news | first = Kristin | last = Rushowy | title = Ontario to lose more than 10,000 teaching positions over five years under Ford government changes: watchdog | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/09/26/ontario-to-lose-more-than-10000-teaching-positions-over-5-years-under-ford-government-changes-watchdog.html | work = Toronto Star | date = September 26, 2019 | accessdate = September 27, 2019 }}