Tell Ford: No Cuts to Schools
The Ford Government has announced plans to devastate public education by ballooning class sizes, removing thousands of teachers from classrooms, forcing online classes onto students, and cutting programs for the most vulnerable students.
Premier Ford’s 2019 budget includes education cuts that are already impacting students. Communities are speaking out against these cuts and the Ford Government’s popularity is plummeting. Now is the time to put the pressure on his MPPs and Government to reverse these cuts to education and invest in students.
Sign our petition to send a message to your MPP, Ford, and the Education Minister. Join the tens of thousands of students, parents, guardians, and concerned residents across Toronto and Ontario who are saying “no cuts to schools”.
What Ford’s education cuts will mean for Toronto:
Ballooning classes for Grades 4 to 12, with as many as 40 students in one class
Taking students out of the classroom with 4 mandatory online courses in high school
Taking 1,300 educators out of Toronto classrooms
Cutting $100 million in school repairs
Cutting $25 million in Education Programs (EPO) grants that specifically benefit at-risk youth, including Indigenous and racialized students
Cutting funding for autistic children and students
Reducing course choices for students, losing arts and vocational classes
Hundreds of thousands of people have been rallying, protesting, and signing petitions across Ontario. With sinking approval ratings and thousands of people taking action, Ford’s conservative MPPs are feeling the pressure and we want to make sure Toronto MPPs know their constituents do not support these cuts.
A flood of emails directly to Ford and the MPPs, using our tool, could convince them to speak up within their caucuses and convince Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce to hit the brakes on these drastic cuts to public education.
This has worked before. Ford has backed out of his devastating plans this year when he’s felt pressure from his MPPs and heard huge public backlash. Keep up the pressure now.
Use our form to send a message straight to your MPP, Trustee, the Education Minister, and Doug Ford himself. Let them know you expect them to say no to cuts education when they release their budget. Let’s give students what they need to succeed.
Want to chip in to help us cover the costs of this campaign? We’re knocking on doors and making calls to talk to residents in conservative ridings in Toronto to put pressure on Ford. Chip in $5 today to help cover the costs of flyers, petitions, and our phonebank: https://www.progresstoronto.ca/donate-no-cuts-to-schools.