What I write here is based on my own experiences in the Ontario education system, with three out-of-four our own kids still in the system. Our kids have attended both the English-Public, and the English-Catholic boards in our area. The problem: In rural Ontario, enrollment in schools has bottomed out, but some schools still face declining enrollment. That factors into putting local elementary and secondary schools at risk of closure. At the elementary level, schools are put in peril by uneven programming, and a bias by parents that “new is always better”. At the secondary level, it is a fact that some schools are losingRead More →