Ford Government to increase class sizes from Grade 4 to high school
Published Friday, March 15, 2019 9:33AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 15, 2019 10:44AM EDT
The Ford government's overhaul of Ontario's education system will include larger class sizes, a ban on cellphones and a back -to- basics math curriculum.
Minister of Education Lisa Thompson outlined the sweeping changes at a Friday morning news conference. Class sizes will not change for students attending Kindergarten to Grade 3.
From Grade 4 to high school, class sizes will be larger. Thompson says the changes are based on a province-wide consultation.
"We heard from more than 72,000 parents, teachers, students, employers and organizations making this the largest consultation of its kind in Ontario history. The people told us what wasn't working and what we need to protect." stated Thompson.
More to come.
Class sizes from Kindergarten to grade 3 will not be touched.— Colin D'Mello CTVNews (@ColinDMello) March 15, 2019
Classes 4-8 will be moved to an average class size of 24. #ONPoli
NEW: Ontario will increase high school classroom sizes this September, from 22 to 28, in an effort to reduce the number of teachers on the payroll. #ONPoli— Colin D'Mello CTVNews (@ColinDMello) March 15, 2019