ON government trying to control schools with new budget, says NDP

April 15, 2019

CBC reports that the Ontario government's new budget will increasingly tie funding for post-secondary institutions to performance outcomes. According to the government, a small proportion of funding has been linked to performance outcomes in previous years—1.4% for universities and 1.2% for colleges. The new budget includes a planned increase to 60% over the next five years. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the move will effectively force institutions to teach what the government wants them to teach, while the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations has expressed alarm at the government’s decision to tie funding to 10 unannounced metrics. CBC Sault Online (ON)