22 May Education minister asks MPP Sara Singh and school board to ‘stop fearmongering’
On May 16, Brampton Centre MPP Sara Singh asked Education Minister Lisa Thompson to address the Peel District School Board (PDSB) trustees’ open letter on the cancellation of secondary courses.
During question period of legislation Singh restated the PDSB board of trustees’ concerns on the impact the Ontario government’s cuts and larger class size will have on students in Brampton and the Peel Region.
Singh added that, according to the board, students would have limited or no elective courses, leading to a “significant, negative impact on some subject areas” and that “for certain students, these types of courses are key to their … engagement in school … (and decreased engagement) … is directly linked to student achievement … and their ability to graduate.”
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