Why do unions focus on class size in Ontario?

Too often the subjects of art and science are taught in isolation but they should not be. And, when it comes to the philosophy of education, I believe that learning needs to linger in the intersection of art and science. Do you agree with me?

“Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes”, by Jill Barshay, Hechinger Report, Nov 5, 2018

”Small class sizes for improving student achievement in primary and secondary schools: a systematic review”, by Trine Filges, Christoffer Scavenius Sonne-Schmidt, and Bjørn Christian Viinholt Nielsen, A Campbell Systematic Review, October 2018

“Class size and student achievement: small effect of small classes”, by Robert E. Slavin, Educational Psychologist, Volume 24, 1989

“Increasing class size doesn’t mean students will suffer”, by Peter Shawn Taylor, The Record,
Mar 28, 2019

“The real issue in Ontario’s schools: The teachers need to be taught math”, by Catherine Little, Globe and Mail, Aug 31, 2017

“Why self-directed learning is important for struggling students”, by Jennifer Bartell, EdSurge, Apr 5, 2018

“4 Shifts to move from teacher-centered to learner-centered”, by Katie Martin, Jan 13, 2019

Subscribe to Truth and Consequences on YouTube and follow us on social media for other discussions and videos on important issues:


Sabrina Zuniga & Denis Tsarev