Government figures show new Liberal cuts to education

Ontario NDP Education Critic Peggy Sattler issued the following statement following the release of 2017-18 grants for student needs data:

“Figures released today by the Ministry of Education show that Kathleen Wynne’s newest cuts to classrooms will mean fewer supports for students, more layoffs, and even more school closures across the province.  Students with special needs will suffer disproportionately because of deep cuts to the services families depend on. 

Fifteen school boards across the province will see special education cuts totalling more than $4.6 million. Further cuts to geographic circumstances grants will mean more school closures for northern and rural communities. At a time when Ontario families need investments in education and kids, the Wynne Liberals are cutting critical programs and putting the future of our students at risk. Families deserve better.”