Ontario PCs Are In For A Fight On Class Sizes, Teachers’ Union Says

TORONTO — Union leaders and Opposition MPPs want to know how the Ontario government plans to cut grants for education and increase class sizes without costing any workers their jobs.

“Not one teacher, not one, will lose their jobs because of our class size strategy. None,” Minister of Education Lisa Thompson told reporters at an announcement Friday.

The minister said the government will increase the size of average classes, from 23 to 24 students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 and from 22 to 28 for high school. High schoolers will have to take at least four of their 30 credits online instead of in a classroom with a teacher.

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