QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Schreiner and MPP Clancy released the following statement in response to a new report showing that schools experiencing shortages of educational assistants were more likely to recommend students with special needs stay home.

“The government’s chronic underfunding of our education system is hurting kids with special needs.

No child should …

QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Clancy and MPP Schreiner released the following statement in response to the government’s introduction of new high school graduation requirements.

“This is a hasty announcement that was made without guidance from the educators who keep our classrooms running.

While we support the introduction of financial literacy and other core life …

“As someone who’s in the classroom every day, I have seen firsthand the extreme toll that social media is taking on our kids’ learning, socialization and mental wellbeing,” said Matt Richter, a teacher in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

“I fully support the efforts of Ontario’s teachers, schools and school boards to …

KITCHENER — MPP Aislinn Clancy and MPP Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to news that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has launched a labour board complaint over the government’s recent program and policy memorandum.

“Ontario’s ministry of education has a responsibility to work with our teachers’ unions to …

QUEEN’S PARK — MPP for Guelph Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to news that credit-rating agency DBRS Morningstar has said that the government’s postsecondary funding package fails to address a “fundamental lack” of revenue flexibility for Ontario universities.

“Ever since the government tabled their paltry funding package for Ontario’s crumbling …

QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to the tabling of the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act.

“We have a government that is prioritizing selling off schools over supporting students and student achievement.

What students need is for this government to invest in their success.

That means listening to educators …

TORONTO – Mike Schreiner, released the following statement:

“The Premier’s attempt to bully CUPE into submission has backfired badly by attacking people’s Charter rights. Now he needs to back down, immediately recall MPPs to Queen’s Park and repeal Bill 28.

The use of the notwithstanding clause to strip away workers’ collective bargaining rights was …

QUEEN’S PARK – Students lose when the government doesn’t care about the people who care for our children, Mike Schreiner, said today.

Speaking in the legislature during debate on Bill 28, Keeping Students in Class Act, and during Question Period, Schreiner said the bill “takes a chainsaw to the Charter rights of education …

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