Why Doug Ford's brain trust keeps trying to take our schools back in time - 2019-09-02
Booed at public events, battered in public opinion polls, Doug Ford's failing grades left him flailing. Fearful of teacher walkouts in September, mindful of student walkouts last semester, the premier spent his vacation doing his political homework.
Today he is turning the page — by changing the channel. With students going back to school, he is going back in time with back-to-basics.
The premier is rebranding — by banning cellphones, banishing discovery math and abandoning an anti-sex-ed crusade he couldn't sustain. Embarrassed by his shameless sex-ed cock-up and awkward climbdown, Ford is distracting people with mobile phones and dividing us over multiplication tables.