People for Education is a unique organization in Canada: independent, non-partisan, and fueled by a belief in the power and promise of public education. We create evidence, instigate dialogue, and build links so that people can see – and act on – the connection between public education and a fair and prosperous society.
Public education: The best investment we can make
If education were the stock market, everyone would want to invest. Investors are happy these days if their stocks give them a return of 5% a year. In public education, the return is more than double that!
In her most recent blog, Annie Kidder talks about why public education is the best investment we can make as a society.
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...
Telling Tales Out of School
Save the date! Join us on Thursday, May 23, 2019 for a fantastic evening of entertainment in support of People for Education.
This is the only event where you have the opportunity to see some of Canada’s greatest entertainers AND catch a rising star or two.
Get ready to LOL with this year’s host, the incredibly talented comedian, Elvira Kurt.
At our conference in November, a group of educators, parents, and policymakers explored how schools can create learning opportunities for all students, no matter what their learning needs.
"I believe research is a team sport. It’s not something you do by yourself at a desk, crunching numbers. I look forward to connecting with you as I start my journey with People for Education."
If education were the stock market, everyone would want to invest. Investors are happy these days if their stocks give them a return of 5% a year. In public education, the return is double that!
PFE in the news
Annie Kidder, our Executive Director, talks about the evidence showing the impact of full-day kindergarten on children’s academic and social development.
Premier Doug Ford says that the government will consult with parents and teachers about the continuation of the full-day kindergarten program.
The discussion about equitable education must start with whether all students in the public school system have access to a decent education, prior to attending university or college.
Annie Kidder's 2018 convocation address at York University
In a moving convocation address to York University’s Faculty of Education, Annie Kidder stressed the importance of the teaching profession and how teachers must bring their humanity to the job.