As schools set to close, Ontario parents rally to save in-class learning

Ontario will move to remote learning for two weeks as COVID cases skyrocket

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Keep schools and daycares open was the plea outside the Ontario Legislature Monday morning.

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Bronwen Alsop, an Early Childhood Educator (ECE), with two children — on who is deaf and the other with ADHD — feels schooling at home doesn’t work.

She is founder of the Ontario Families Coalition, explaining that schools and daycares are both essential and should remain open.

“We refuse to have anymore school closures throughout this pandemic,” said Alsop.

“It has taken tremendous trauma on our children’s mental health.”

“Daycares are still open like they should be and so should schools.”

Alsop added she is vaccinated.

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“Out children are being dragged through politics. And my children both have special needs.”

She said her son is deaf and her daughter suffers from   ADHD — explaining that many kids in Ontario need in-class learning.

A group of about 40 parents — part of the Ontario Families Coalition — stood in the chilly temperatures with children in tow stood denouncing p lans by the Ontario Conservative to shut down schools for another two weeks starting Jan. 5.

The group says legal action is in the works to get kids back in school.


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