TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has declared May 27th Education Day in the province of Ontario. On this day, candidates from the four major provincial parties have been invited to share their views and answer questions in local schools throughout the province on the issues affecting public education.
"The growth of our province depends on high-quality, publicly-funded education," said OPSBA president Michael Barrett. "Education is the second largest item in the provincial budget and with the upcoming election, it is important that citizens have the facts needed to make an informed decision on June 12."
The education policies of the provincial government are far-reaching. They affect the world our children and youth will inherit tomorrow and they have a clear impact on the conditions in which our young people thrive, learn and live today.
The Provincial government decides what is taught in our schools and how much of our Provincial taxes are used to pay for education. This affects everyone — whether or not you have children in the school system.
In support of Education Day, many School Board Trustees have organized Provincial Candidates Meetings to offer their community an opportunity to:
- Learn more about issues affecting public education in Ontario
- Hear from each of the local candidates from the four major provincial parties and understand their position on key issues
- Speak up and ask questions
Candidates Meetings are being held throughout the province and we encourage parents, students, seniors and other members of the public to attend their local event and to learn about the issues impacting Ontario's public schools. We encourage you to contact your local school board to find out more about the May 27th Provincial Candidates Meetings.
To follow the conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #oed14.
SOURCE: Ontario Public School Boards' Association
For further information: Jeff Sprang, OPSBA Communications, 416-340-2540