Ongoing CCPA analysis of Ontario education funding

CCPA's Ontario office is closely following ongoing changes to education funding in the province. The following analysis looks at the impacts of the changes on students, educators and communities. 

Concurrent classrooms are a failed response to COVID-19 pressures
Failing to meet the needs of students in a public system during a moment that calls for bold vision and desperately needed investment sets us on a well travelled path to privatization. We would be well served to heed the warning. 
November 5, 2020 | Ontario Office

Long division: Inequity and Ontario’s back-to-school plan
The province’s actions to guarantee a #SafeSeptemberON are significantly less than what advocates say is adequate. As the back-to-school terrain and announcements shift, fear and anxiety continue to rise. 
September 16, 2020 | Ontario Office

The best-case scenario for Ontario schools: 1 extra teacher for every 700 students
Ontario schools will soon welcome back more than two million students. In these exceptional times, schools need more educators to help students make up for lost time while adhering to health and safety measures.
September 2, 2020 | Ontario Office

Ontario’s “nearly $900 million” for safe schools is actually much less
The Ministry of Education said it is unlocking $496 million in reserves, but half of this amount was already available to boards: only $244 million was new money. Of this $244 million, $91 million isn’t really there to be spent because boards are already spending it.
August 27, 2020 | Ontario Office

Les écoles franco-ontariennes elles aussi débrayent : Les enjeux pour ces écoles
En raison d’une augmentation de la diversité des effectifs, d’un nombre croissant d’élèves dont la première langue est une autre langue que le français, des défis géographiques et économiques auxquels font face les communautés du nord, les écoles franco-ontariennes auront besoin de plus de soutien de la part du gouvernement et non pas moins.
13 février 2020 Bureau de l'Ontario

Franco-Ontarian teachers join the strike: Here’s what is at stake for them
With an increasingly diverse student body, a growing number of students that don’t speak French at home, and the geographic and economic challenges faced by northern communities, francophone schools are likely to require more, not less, government support.
February 13, 2020 | Ontario Office

How many teachers is your school set to lose? Calculate it here
This calculator allows us to estimate, using total enrolment numbers, the number of teaching positions that will be eliminated in each school should the current provincial plan be fully implemented. 
February 4, 2020 | Ontario Office

It’s all about tax cuts
A closer look at a recent FAO report that shows most of the savings from service cuts are not going toward reducing deficits, but to tax cuts instead. 
December 13, 2019 | Ontario Office

How Not to Engage Parents
Lessons from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
November 22, 2019 | Ontario Office

No new money for schools in Ontario fiscal update
CCPA's Ontario office breaks down what the fall provincial fiscal update says about education funding. 
November 7, 2019 | Ontario Office 

The board-by-board impact of larger class sizes and mandatory e-learning
Our updated interactive maps shows how many educators each school board stands to lose under currently-approved provincial policy. 
October 30, 2019 | Ontario Office

Should Ontarians settle for six thousand fewer teachers?
In the midst of ongoing contract talks between government and educators, CCPA analyzes a proposal that would result in 6,000 fewer teachers in the province. 
October 25, 2019 | Ontario Office

As the new school year starts, Ontario school boards are strapped for cash. Here’s by how much.
Our interactive map shows how each school board will be affected by province-wide education funding cuts during the 2019-2020 school year. 
September 4, 2019 | Ontario Office

Alors que la nouvelle année scolaire débute, les conseils scolaires de l’Ontario sont à court d’argent. Voici les chiffres.
Ca carte interactive montre la modification au total des subventions, la modification au total des subventions en pourcentage et la modification au financement par élève pour les conseils scolaires de l’Ontario dans toute la province, 2019-2020. 
4 Septembre, 2019| Ontario Office

Ontario’s blame game: financial literacy and the inadequate status quo
In the wake of fallout from cuts to education, we look at how the Ontario government is scrambling to change the channel by appointing some new faces and introducing superficial financial literacy programs. 
July 16, 2019 | Ontario Office

Audience relations: Populist narratives and Ontario education cuts
The Ontario government continues to make cuts to education while making populist excuses to justify its actions. 
June 19, 2019 | Ontario Office

Education funding: If it looks like a cut and it hurts like a cut, then it probably is a cut
The Ontario government's 2019 education budget may seem like a funding increase...until you take a closer look.  
April 25, 2019 | Ontario Office

Ontario budget funding shortfall starts out bad—and gets worse fast
Ontario's austerity budget leaves a major shortfall in healthcare and education funding.
April 16, 2019 | Ontario Office

Public education: Its strength is our numbers
Thousands of people have marched in protest of Ontario education cuts, proving that there is widespread support for decent public services and well-resourced classrooms. 
April 10, 2019 | Ontario Office

The damage done: Neoliberalism’s broken record on education
When it comes to meeting the needs of our kids and funding schools accordingly, neoliberal education reform is one broken record we should permanently discard. 
March 7, 2019 | Ontario Office

Time for a course correction in Ontario school funding: report
This report provides a new blueprint to fix Ontario’s flawed, decades-old education funding formula. 
March 26, 2018 | Ontario Office