Increasing class sizes is not the path to finding balance

QUEEN’S PARK — Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to the Ontario government’s announcement of consultations on class sizes:

“On the first International Day of Education, we should be recognizing how proud we are of our education system, and how important it is to keep focused on the quality of education.

Yesterday’s announcement that the Ministry of Education was launching consultations on education that could lead to outcomes such as increased class sizes is worrisome.

Is the quality of our kids’ education next on the chopping block?

I urge the Minister of Education to listen to the feedback of parents, teachers, students, principals and unions for ways to improve education.

Ontario should invest in improving education, not focus on how to cut support for quality education as a path to balance. There are better ways to restore balance to Ontario’s finances.”