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Doug Ford Wants Education in Ontario To Be More Like Education in 'Alabama'. Here's Why That's a Bad Idea. - 2020-01-15

F0.png Doug Ford Wants Education in Ontario To Be More Like Education in 'Alabama'. Here's Why That's a Bad Idea. January 15, 2020, PressProgress

Doug Ford's plans for education, which includes eliminating several thousand teacher jobs and replacing them with American-style online learning courses, could do great damage to Ontario's education system, experts in online learning say.

This week, the Toronto Star obtained a secret document exposing the Ford government's plans to cut education by "progressively increasing" enrolments in cheap e-learning courses, with the goal of allowing teenagers to obtain high school diplomas "entirely online" by 2024.

The Ford government announced plans last year to make students complete four mandatory online courses in order to graduate, starting this school year.

Ford's Education Minister Stephen Lecce has defended the move by noting several Republican-held US states already have mandatory e-learning.

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