School conditions in the news again

On September 13, 2016, the Toronto Star published, “Sweltering schools in September raise concerns: Students at a Bloor West high school want to see better measures to keep their classrooms cool“. This article featured students at Ursula Franklin Academy, a high school in the west end of Toronto, who were raising classroom conditions – heat specifically – as having negative impacts on their ability to learn.

On September 22, 2016, the Torontoist covered the issue of school conditions in an article entitled, “The TDSB’s Repair Backlog is the Result of Years of Underfunding: Its 588 schools require $3.4 billion in repairs”.¬†Reporter Rhiannon Russell explores how chronic and gross underfunding of school repairs in this province over the past 20 years has led to the current state of disrepair in so many publicly funded schools.