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Parents stage school protests over education cuts

The demonstrations will see rallies, marches and/or information tables set up before or after classes at more than 30 schools in Ottawa and eastern Ontario.
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More than 30 schools in Ottawa and the surrounding area will see demonstrations by parents who want the province to put more money back into education, Thursday.

The demonstrations are being called walk-ins, and will see rallies, marches and/or information tables set up before or after classes at more than 750 schools in Ontario.

The group's demands include reinstating all education worker positions that have been cut or are slated to be eliminated, including teachers, education assistants, custodians, and other support workers.

The Ontario legislature's independent watchdog has said that Ontario will have 10,000 fewer teaching positions over the next five years, if the Ford government increases class sizes and introduces mandatory online learning.

The full list of schools where walk-ins are planned can be found here.




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