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Province should scrap expensive EQAO testing

Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Education Minister announced that school boards could delay EQAO testing until June:

“If the Ford government is intent on savings, then it should go after EQAO testing, not teachers.

Scrapping this wasteful and duplicative testing is a more appropriate way to save money than pulling teachers out of classrooms.

It is irresponsible to continue spending $30 million annually on EQAO, while draining funding for educators in the classroom and switching to online learning.

Adults in the classroom are the key to our public education system, not standardized testing.

By getting rid of it, the Ford government could rehire some of the education workers who have fallen victim to the cuts.”