Annual report on schools 2015
Every year for the past 19 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.
Ontario’s Schools: The gap between policy and reality
On Monday, June 8, 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 has laudable education policy in many areas, but schools often lack the resources to make the policy a reality.
The report – based on survey responses from 1,196 principals in English, Catholic and French schools from across the province – uncovers challenges in a number of areas including the delivery of special education programs, demands on principals’ time, Aboriginal education, and inequities caused by schools’ reliance on fundraising and fees.
This annual report is unique in Canada.