Critics Want Say in Education Reform
The quality of post-secondary education will suffer if the province gets its way.
That's from critics, who spoke out against a proposed government plan which lists year-round classes, three-year bachelor degrees and online courses as ways to improve the education system.
The province has been meeting with school officials and students to get their feedback.
However, Canadian Federation of Students Ontario chair Sarah Jayne King reveals tuition fees, student debt and funding were left out of the debate. She underlines these things go hand-in-hand with quality.
Chair of Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee Janice Folk-Dawson says there needs to be more transparency in the way funding is given out in order to see if money is best being spent.
OPSEU bargaining chair for Ontario Colleges: Academic Division Ted Montgomery says colleges should have more academic freedom, noting it limits what teachers and schools can do.
The ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities is expected to release a report on the matter by the end of the year.