Teachers Got Hella Creative With Their Anti-Ford Signs At Today’s Protest (PHOTOS)
Round of applause for these efforts!
Millions of kids are not in school yet again on February 21 as the Ontario teacher strike continues. Queen's Park in Toronto was flooded with educators and protestors marching against cuts to education on Friday, and some of them are carrying some pretty great protests. We decided to round up some of the most creative Toronto teachers' strike signs and there were some amazing efforts.
Educators are still feeling the need to protest regularly over issues such as proposed increases to class sizes.
However, it seems that some of them are so experienced at voicing their frustrations by now that they're finding increasingly creative ways to do it.
And some of their hilarious home-made signs perfectly and wittily illustrate how they feel about cuts to education.
Friday's strike is a big one because multiple teachers' unions are now marching together. This is the first time since 1997 that all four major unions have walked out on the same day, according to Global News.
And the signs speak for themselves, perfectly encapsulating how many people within the provincial education system seem to be feeling.
The consensus seems clear: people are not too happy with Ford.
Take a look at some of the more creative signs below.
Now, we don't want to assume anything, but we think "Dumb and Dumber" in this case may be Doug Ford and Ontario education minister Stephen Lecce. Just a hunch.
Those four major unions protesting today are the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), and Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO).
Major issues being protested include the government's plans to increase class sizes, as well as to make e-learning mandatory in the province.
A recent Toronto District School Board survey showed that
The stamina of protestors does not seem to be waning, either.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) held
Today, they are back in even higher numbers. An estimated 30,000 people are thought to be on the streets of Toronto taking part in the action, per Global News.
"Here's my challenge, Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce: come out of this building today and talk to the 30,000 people," said Sam Hammond, ETFO president, on Friday, as quoted by CBC.
"If you think the four of us (union leaders) are orchestrating what's happening here today, come and talk to them and they will tell you exactly what's happening."