Bhutila Karpoche MPP, Parkdale–High Park

Government of Ontario

Our public education system is under attack. The Ford government has announced $250 million in cuts to our children’s classrooms every year. This will mean:

  • Larger class sizes and less one-on-one help from teachers
  • Fewer teachers, fewer guidance councillors, fewer mental health professionals and fewer educational assistants
  • Every high school student will have four mandatory classes stripped away from them, and they’ll be forced to take those classes online instead

Bhutila is very vocal in her opposition to these cuts. As a mother of a child in the public school system, she sees how these cuts are affecting children first hand. As MPP, Bhutila has hosted two town halls on this issue. Most recently, over 100 parents, teachers, and students came together at her No Cuts to Education Town Hall to get a better understanding of what these cuts will mean, and how to organize around them. Bhutila has also attended a number of student-lead walkouts and protests.

There are many ways to help protect our public schools: