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A PC MLA is denouncing Premier Robert Ghiz for failing to fulfill his promise to reduce the class sizes on P.E.I.
The P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation recently indicated almost half of classes at the intermediate and high school levels on the Island have more than 30 students — a number which PC education critic James Aylward says is unacceptable.
“The premier’s broken promise undermines educators’ ability to give students the attention they need to succeed,” said Aylward.
“Having too large of a class is counterproductive and students’ learning outcomes suffer as a result.”
Aylward questioned if the premier and Education Minister Alan McIsaac understand the severity of this problem, given their decision to cut upwards of 70 teaching positions this year.
“The premier and minister McIsaac slashed these teaching jobs as an act of desperation to save dollars,” said Aylward.
“In the end, Island students end up paying the ultimate price for this government’s lack of foresight.”