Hamilton teachers union boss wonders if province’s goal is an educational environment or crowd control

Hamilton teachers union boss wonders if province’s goal is an educational environment or crowd control

The union representative for Hamilton’s public high school teachers says larger class sizes will not mean better education for students.

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) Local 21 President Dan Staples predicts the provincial government’s decision to increase average class sizes from 22-to-28 will be “very problematic.”

He believes it will result in “upwards of 40 kids into a class” in some scenarios, noting that some high school classes in Hamilton are already maxing out at 32.

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