Ontario-wide student walkout planned for Thursday

Students across Ontario are set to walk out of public schools Thursday afternoon to protest cuts to education.

The protest comes after Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced a slew of changes to her ministry’s portfolio, including a revamped health and physical education curriculum, a classroom cellphone ban and an increase in high school class sizes.

Anika Munir, a Grade 12 student at East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto, believes the walkout will send a strong message to Premier Doug Ford.

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