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OPSBA statement on the government’s proposed plan for remote learning

3/25/2021

“The government’s draft plan for making online and remote learning options permanent, as referenced in today’s Globe and Mail, is not in the best interest of students. We are deeply concerned about any proposal that prioritizes cost-cutting or revenue generation over student success and wellbeing.   

There are significant negative implications for students and for public education in the government’s proposal, including impacts on:

  • Reduced student funding levels over the long term
  • Students attending small, rural and remote schools
  • Diminished local influence on education

 OPSBA’s Board of Directors will be meeting next week to discuss a full response to the proposal.”

–          Cathy Abraham, President

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