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Stakeholders speak out about Ontario class size caps

The province announced this week that it's started consultations to look at a variety of issues in the education system including class sizes.

The province announced this week that it has started consultations to look at a variety of issues in the education system — including class sizes.

Kindergarten classes are currently capped at 29 students and primary school classes at 23. 

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition heard views from:

  • Greg Weiler, President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Waterloo region.
  • Patrick Etmanski, president of Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association Waterloo. 
  • Education minister Lisa Thompson.
  • Charles Pascal is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, whose study created the current caps.

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