Toronto City Councillor, Ward 7 - Humber River-Black Creek
May 01, 2019
Standing with Students: No Cuts to Education
On Thursday, April 4 I met with students at both C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute and Emery Collegiate Institute while they walked-out in protest of the Conservative government's cuts to education.
Pioneer of American public schools, Horace Mann, famously called education the "great equalizer of the conditions of men." He was correct, education is the great equalizer that provides opportunities for all. Our youth should not be facing cuts to their education system while they are trying to build a future for themselves.
Inflated classroom sizes will be a huge disadvantage for both students and teachers alike. Teachers will face more challenges in terms of how they connect with a larger group of students, and in turn, students will have a difficult time getting the attention and support that they deserve. Grade school is a critical time in adolescent development.
I am proud of our Ward 7 high school students for taking the initiative to mobilize and for making their voices heard. I will continue to stand in solidarity with them and advocate for key investments in local education and programming.
As always, please contact my office if you have any questions or concerns about city-related issues. My staff and I are here to help you.
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