The state of education in Ontario, right now, is tragic. School boards are being forced to balance budgets by the government, under the terms of the Ontario Education Act. As a result programs, like special education and bussing are on the block. Basics are going away as well — at my oldest son’s middle school this past year, several of the courses didn’t have text books that could be taken home. How’s a kid supposed to do homework if you can’t bring the course material home? In any case, the situation is only getting worse, as this story makes clear. The "common sense revolution" has gone a little bit too far, in my opinion.