Better schools, better education

Education plays a huge role in shaping our opportunities. We’re committed to making sure a quality education is within everyone’s reach.

But Liberal and Conservative governments have undermined the quality of education and put barriers in front of students. Crowded classrooms, inadequate support for kids with special needs, rigid testing and chronic underfunding have all made it harder for our kids to learn.

And spiralling tuition fees saddle post-secondary students with huge debt loads.

We can do better in Ontario. A quality education should be a natural part of growing up in our province.

Nicholas Lebel

Nicholas LebelHearst

It’s really exciting to be able to study in my mother tongue and in my own province. Francophones and Francophiles have been campaigning for the francophone university for a long time, and I am really happy that they have made a commitment to make this dream a reality for people like me. Thank you to everyone involved for recognizing that Franco–Ontarians have the right to learn in their own language.

C’est vraiment excitant de pouvoir étudier dans ma langue maternelle et dans ma propre province. Les francophones et francophiles militent pour l’université francophone depuis longtemps, et je suis vraiment heureux qu’ils se soient engagés à faire de ce rêve une réalité pour les gens comme moi. Merci, à tous et toutes impliqué d’avoir reconnu que les Franco-Ontariennes et les Franco— Ontariens ont le droit d’apprendre dans leur propre langue.

Our changes for the better

Fixing our public schools
Our 10-year, $16 billion capital plan will specifically address the repair backlog in Ontario’s schools.
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Funding schools properly
We'll overhaul the education funding formula starting with a comprehensive public review based on equity and quality.
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Grants, not loans
Every student who qualifies for OSAP will get a non-repayable grant instead of a loan.
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Giving kindergarten students the attention they need
We’ll cap kindergarten classrooms at 26 children and we will end Kindergarten / Grade 1 split classrooms.
Moratorium on school closings
We’ll work with local boards to continue to develop schools as community hubs where everyone can access great public programming and use these facilities.
27,000 new job opportunities for students
Paid co-op and internship opportunities that allow students to graduate with real-world experience.
End EQAO tests
Ending standardized testing will put the focus back on meaningful learning. Savings will be reinvested in our kids’ classrooms.
Faculty renewal strategy
Allowing more contract educators to become full-time professors and instructors, and investing in more tenure-track faculty positions.
Welcome the first students to the Franco–Ontarian university
New Democrats have led the fight to establish a province-wide university where students can earn a degree studying in French. The francophone community has waited long enough.

This is what we're fighting for

Together, we can change Ontario for the better. Are you in?

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