The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is throwing its support behind Andrea Horwath and the NDP.

In a release, ETFO President Sam Hammond says  “We need a government that has the courage to do what’s needed to make life affordable and provide better public services for the majority of Ontarians."

Hammond adding "the NDP is promising to conduct a review of Ontario’s funding formula and end EQAO testing, invest in repairing crumbling schools and base special education funding on actual student needs. These are critical changes that ETFO and other education stakeholders have called for to improve the province’s education system."

The union chief says “Educators see the effects of poverty and economic inequality on students and their families every day. Ontarians need decent work, a well-funded education system and better public services like pharmacare, dental care and child care to get ahead. Andrea Horwath’s NDP will move all of us forward.”