Parents, students rally across province to protest Ford cuts to education - 2019-10-10
Parents and students across the province organized rallies at hundreds of elementary and secondary schools Thursday morning to protest cuts made by Doug Ford's Conservative government.
Toronto mother Alison Kearns, whose children attend Withrow Avenue Junior Public School, said the day of action sends an important message to the province in the midst of ongoing negotiations with teacher unions.
"It's a way for us to show that we support our teachers and education workers," Kearns told the Star. "Often times, I feel like in these labour disputes the hope is to divide parents and teachers. . . . The things they are fighting for in bargaining is about our children's education, which is hugely important to parents."