June 23rd, 2020

Curriculum changes during pandemic will burden parents and educators: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Education Critic Marit Stiles issued the following statement regarding the Ford government’s decision to announce a new math curriculum in the middle of a pandemic.

“Dropping a new math curriculum during the middle of a pandemic is completely irresponsible. Not only has the Minister of Education failed to properly consult educators and parents about the new curriculum, he has not bothered to consider the additional burden this will cause for teachers, and for parents who are already struggling to help their children learn from home. Educators are focused on meeting student needs during the COVID-19 crisis, and September will already be a big challenge. Adding new demands at this point is setting up students to fail. The Ford government must pause this decision, listen to parents and educators, and concentrate on better supporting students during this stressful period.”