On Thursday, November 29, 2014, CTV Toronto spoke with ETT President John Smith about Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK).
In the interview, John identifies that while teachers support FDK, inadequate funding is causing overcrowding in classrooms, resulting in an increase in health and safety issues. FDK is a tremendously valuable program, John continues, but unwieldy class sizes hinder student learning and limit the ability of educators to properly teach the curriculum.
In the coming months, says John, ETT will be launching a FDK-centric campaign calling on the Ministry and TDSB for action. Watch the video on the CTV Toronto website.