February 9th, 2015

Statement from NDP Education Critic Peter Tabuns on Liberal school closures in Toronto hurting the most vulnerable

“Today’s report from the Elementary Teachers of Toronto provides further proof that Liberal school closures will hurt the most vulnerable kids in Toronto. The Liberals’ careless decision to force school closures will hurt struggling neighbourhoods and lower-income families who cannot afford to lose their local school. The Liberals’ heavy-handed orders are jeopardizing the schools that at-risk kids rely on and forcing the TDSB to make hasty decisions with incomplete information. There is no way the Liberals’ arbitrary deadline can be met without doing serious damage to schools in Toronto. Worst of all, these are the kinds of reckless, Harris-style cuts that the Premier promised she wouldn’t support.”