Laying off teachers has a larger implication for future enrollments for faculties of education such as OISE and others in the province. Who would want to be a teacher with the prospect of annual threats of layoffs, extra-large classes, continual math testing, dealing with special-education students with a myriad of needs and be expected to do extra-curricular activities and provide one-on-one support?

All of these factors add up to increased stress and impair the functioning of a well-run school.

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