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Dozens of teachers protest outside of MPP’s office

As a part of reforms to the education system, the Provincial government raised the limit on class sizes from 22 to 28, meaning that less teachers will be teaching more students.

Dale Fobert, a teacher of 27 years and President of the Eastern Ontario district of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) said that a limit of 28, does not mean that there will be only a maximum ratio of 28 students to one teacher in the classroom.

“The concerns I have and I want the public to be aware of is that it won’t be a cap of 28,” he said. “A lot of high schools already have 20 to 30 students per classroom. We are looking at an average class size of 40.”

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