Parents Are Protesting In The Streets As Ontario's COVID-19 Cases In Schools Surpass 1,000
"Students deserve better."
Today marks another milestone for.
Over 1,000 total infections have now been reported in schools across the province. As of Wednesday, there are 1,040.
The news comes as parents and teachers in Parkdale take to the streets to protest unsafe conditions in schools.
October 14th is about saying Parkdale students deserve better.
Ashleigh Doherty, teacher at Parkdale Public School
Locals were joined by Parkdale Organize this morning to"class sizes, funding cuts and poor communication between schools and families," according to the group's statement.
Parkdale teacher Ashley Doherty commented on recent cuts to public school funding.
"Over the past few years, we’ve seen schools in Parkdale lose funding and much-needed supports,” she said.
“Parents are saying that online is not a solution for them but they don’t feel safe with how large our classes are. We support parents’ calls for smaller classes and safe schools."
Both Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce have been adamant in saying that
The TDSB has struggled to accommodate the "overwhelming demand for virtual learning," forcing many students todue to shortages.