As Ontario education funding rises by less than inflation, critics call it ‘rolling back the clock’ –

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201910 Views

The Ontario government will spend $1 billion more on education over the next three years, mostly to meet the costs of growing enrolment and a new child-care rebate — an amount critics said won’t even cover inflation.

And a new task force is on the way to look at school board operations — a move that some have speculated will lead to merging small boards — although the province has made it clear it will “respect” the public, French, Catholic and French Catholic systems.

“We are making a substantial investment in our children, in our future,” Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said. “We have taken great care to build a sustainable education plan where no teacher is being fired, despite what our opponents often claim.”

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