Public attitudes toward education in Ontario
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 2007.
This report includes the 2007 results of the ongoing OISE Survey of Educational Issues. Since 1978, the OISE survey has been the only regular, publicly available survey of public attitudes towards education in Canada. In 2007, OISE worked with the Canadian Education Association to conduct the survey. Among the findings:
Almost three-quarters of Ontarians now favour increased spending on kindergarten to Grade 12 education, compared to less than half in 1996.
- Sixty per cent of Ontarians were willing to pay higher taxes in support of education, compared to 50 per cent a decade ago.
- Satisfaction with schools has continued to grow since 1998. Just over 60 per cent report that they are satisfied with the school system in general compared to 44 per cent in 1998.