Government of Ontario

Government Continues to Slash Funding While Classroom Violence Increases

Published on April 11, 2017

Incidents of violence in our classrooms are increasing across the province. We’re hearing heartbreaking and horror stories from our teachers and our parents, and I don’t believe this government is listening.

Instead of supporting our students and the education system, this government continues to slash funding for classroom supports. Children as young as four or five are stuck on growing wait-lists for the vital early interventions that they need. As a teacher, I have seen the disruption this causes in classrooms and the dangers it presents students first-hand.

How does the Premier plan to make our schools safer when she won’t even provide the basic supports that students need to succeed?