Liberal Win Bodes Well for Future of Public Education - ETFO
October 7, 2011
TORONTO - The Ontario Liberal Party election success last night bodes well for the future of public education in the province, according to the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.
"On behalf of our members, I want to congratulate Premier Dalton McGuinty and his party on winning a third term of office," said ETFO President Sam Hammond. "Over the past eight years, the Liberal government has made a significant investment in public education. We look forward to working with the government to build on positive initiatives that support student success such as full-day kindergarten, the reduction of class size, more specialist teachers, and increased support for teacher professional learning."
"We’ve also had a positive working relationship with the NDP and I know we can count on Andrea Horwath and her new caucus to support a strong investment in public education," added Hammond.
"ETFO and its members have always been engaged in the political process. As we have with every government, we will work with this government to put the best interests of students and our members forward," he said.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.