Provincewide strike sees two million Ont. schoolchildren out of class


"For the first time in 24 years all four major teachers unions in Ontario are on strike the same day, shutting the province’s public education system and leaving more than two million school children out of class."

Deani Van Pelt, Cardus Senior Fellow, highlights that almost 1,400 independent schools in Ontario are open today. She notes that “other provinces recognize that there can be more innovative ways to deliver education, we can do it through the independent school sector, through schools that have more autonomy, more freedom to design around different religiously defined schools, there’s just more opportunity in other provinces for diversity in education.”