Annual report on schools 2014

Every year for the past 18 years, principals from across Ontario have filled out our annual school surveys to tell us about how things are going at their schools. Their work makes this report possible.

Public Education: Our Best Investment

On Monday, June 23, People for Education released our Annual report on Ontario’s publicly-funded schools. The report is an audit of the education system – a way of keeping track of the impact of policy choices in the 5000 schools across the province. It recognizes the challenge for a public education system is to serve all of its students and to serve them well.

According to the report, Ontario spends more than $22 billion per year on public education, but the investment pays off tenfold in better health, more knowledge-based jobs, higher employment overall, and stronger communities.

The report is based on survey responses from 1,349 principals in English, Catholic and French schools from across the province. It includes new data on arts, health and physical education, early childhood education and Aboriginal education.

Read the report.   Read the press release.

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Read about it in the news: the Toronto Star covered full-day kindergarten and child care, and the Globe and Mail covered specialist music teachers. You can also watch coverage by Global News and CTV News Toronto.

This annual report is unique in Canada.