Annual report on schools 2017

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.

Competing Priorities: The 2017 report on Ontario’s publicly funded schools

On Monday, June 5, 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.

This year’s report revealed ongoing challenges in a number of areas, including demands created by competing and overlapping provincial initiatives, ongoing regional inequities, and growing gaps in schools’ fundraising.

The report – based on survey results from more than 1,000 Ontario schools – shows a decline in specialist library and music teachers, but a substantial improvement in Indigenous education programs.


Read the report. Read the press release.