A free IB program is so important to communities like Parkdale. By now charging $3000, the Ford government is saying that education is only for those who can afford it.
Education is a right, and that includes the IB program.
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS Doug Ford’s government’s education funding cuts have resulted in the implementation of fees at Parkdale Collegiate Institute for the Grade 11 & 12 International Baccalaureate program;
WHEREAS the $3000.00 program fee that families and students will now be required to pay puts up barriers to access the program, creates a two-tiered system, and erodes Ontario’s robust public education system;
WHEREAS Parkdale Collegiate Institute is a community hub and programs like IB keep up the school enrollment and the viability of the school;
THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to: Demand the Ontario government reverse the cuts to education so that students can enrol in the International Baccalaureate program at Parkdale Collegiate Students without fees.