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:
- Contact the Premier and Minister of Education to let them know you do not support cuts to our public education system.
- Sign the petition
- Pick up a petition kit from our office and get your friends, family, and neighbours to sign.
- Share your story - let us know how you or your children have been affected by Ford's cuts.
- Volunteer - help Bhutila spread the word!
- Check out the West End Parents for Public Education Action Toolkit