How many teachers is your school set to lose? Calculate it here.

Posted on February 11, 2020 in Education Policy Context

Source: — Authors: – Behind the Numbers/Ontario
February 4, 2020.   Ricardo Tranjan

We know that one of the best investments we can make as a society, in our collective well-being and in a better future for our kids, is in high quality, universal public education. We know that kids thrive when their educational and social needs are met, and that educators and education workers need to be supported and their professional expertise respected. Because teaching conditions are learning conditions.

No wonder polls are demonstrating that a majority of the public stands with educators and education members in defense of public education—in classrooms, in communities, and currently on the picket line.

As the Ontario government continues to promote educational reforms that increase class size, reduce course selection, underfund special needs and implement mandatory e-learning, I wanted to share with you some resources that help demonstrate the impact of these changes on our kids’ classrooms.

Here are some of my top picks for understanding why teachers are on the picket line:

Recently, my CCPA-ON colleague Ricardo Tranjan developed an online calculator that determines, based on school type (elementary or secondary) and student enrolment, how many teaching jobs will be cut by 2023-24.

Ricardo’s calculator builds on his earlier research: an interactive map showing the board by board impact of the loss of 10,000 teaching jobs as a result of larger class sizes and mandatory el-learning.

In addition to the job loss map, Ricardo designed a map showing funding changes, in total and per student, for school boards across the province.

If you’re wondering about the government’s fiscal priorities, Ricardo has that covered too, with this handy chart in his analysis piece, It’s all about tax cuts.


How many teachers is your school set to lose? Calculate it here.

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