Students plan walkout Thursday over PC government changes

Students are planning a walkout tomorrow to protest Ontario's recently announced education changes, including larger high school class sizes.

Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced last month that average high school class sizes will increase by six students, from 22 to 28, over four years.

She says classrooms should be a place for learning not for pushing ideologies, suggesting there are more constructive ways for students to have their voices heard.

But student Rayne Fisher-Quann says it's not students or teachers who brought politics into schools.

Some Ontario school boards have written to the education minister with concerns that planned increases to class sizes will mean they can offer fewer elective courses, such as in the arts and skilled trades.