Liberal spin can’t hide real cuts to classrooms: NDP

Queen’s Park – Today, Ontario NDP Education Critic Lisa Gretzky released the following statement regarding next year’s education funding: 

“The Liberals’ cuts to schools will mean fewer supports for students, more layoffs, and even more school closures across the province. The Premier promised not to cut education, but she’s broken that promise to families. Parents will be appalled to learn that thirty-eight school boards will see less funding for special education next year, including over $6 million in special education cuts in Toronto alone. Province-wide, there will be $36 million less in funding for textbooks, classroom supplies, and educators’ salaries. And small schools will be particularly hard hit. At a time when we should be investing in students’ futures, the Liberals are cutting critical programs and forcing students to pay the price.”