Ontario is a service-dominated export-oriented economy which will succeed against fierce global competition only if our people continue to be the best-educated in the world.
Premier Ford’s cuts to education directly jeopardize the economic well-being of Ontarians, and the ability for Ontarians to secure good jobs.
Ontario needs to be a world leader in education. We need to focus on and accelerate student achievement. I believe every student in this province should be able to go as far as talent and effort take them. The fight for world class education is a fight for fairness and a fight for opportunity – every student in this province deserves a chance.
First, we will reinvest in educators and facilities, and fully reverse the Ford government’s cuts. We will return class sizes to what they were prior to the Ford government, and we will restore all of the K-12 programs that have been cut.
Then we will work with all stakeholders to ensure that K-12 curricula are aligned so that students graduating from high school are prepared for the workforce, university, college, or an apprenticeship. This includes creating a long-term STEM education strategy including technology skills that are necessary for success in today’s economy.