Teachers, special education professionals, and support workers formed up picket lines Wednesday in front of schools in Vankleek Hill, Rockland, Russell, Alexandria, and outside the Cornwall riding office of Progressive Conservative MPP Jim McDonell. It was part of one of the latest rotating strike actions that day, organized by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) to protest provincial government education policies which the OSSTF/FEESO says is weakening Ontario’s education system through staffing cuts, increasing the number of students per classroom, which means less one-on-one time for teachers with students who need extra help, and funding reductions to education support programs.
Teachers, special education professionals, and support workers formed up picket lines Wednesday in front of schools in Vankleek Hill, Rockland, Russell, Alexandria, and outside the Cornwall riding office of Progressive Conservative MPP Jim McDonell. It was part of one of the latest rotating strike actions that day, organized by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) to protest provincial government education policies which the OSSTF/FEESO says is weakening Ontario’s education system through staffing cuts, increasing the number of students per classroom, which means less one-on-one time for teachers with students who need extra help, and funding reductions to education support programs.

Picket lines protest provincial education policies

Teachers, special education assistance staff, and other support workers set up picket lines, Wednesday, in front of several schools in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, and also in front of the Cornwall office of SDG Progressive Conservative MPP Jim McDonell.

It is the latest in a series of rotating picket line protests throughout the province, organized by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO).

The goal of the rotating walkouts is to increase public awareness of provincial government policies, which, the OSSTF/FEESO argues, are weakening Ontario’s education system.

The association states that provincial government plans to reduce teaching and professional support staff, increase the number of students in classes, and other proposals will result in less one-on-one time for teachers with students who need the extra attention, and no special support services available for students with learning difficulties.

In Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the OSSTF/FEESO represents secondary school teachers and special education staff in the Upper Canada District School Board, le Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, and le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. Teaching staff with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario did not take part in the walkout as they are members of a different provincial association.

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