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.
E-learning in Ontario
In its new vision for education, Education that Works for You, Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced a plan to make it mandatory that high school students take four online courses in order to graduate.
We looked at the research on e-learning in other jurisdictions, and there are a number of important factors to be considered before introducing new online learning requirementsLearn more
In a time of rapid social and economic change, well-resourced schools are more important than ever. Results from the 2019 Annual Ontario School Survey show the impact when policy change is supported by resources and coherent direction. The report raises concerns about the province’s plans to modernize education while simultaneously reducing funding for teachers and other vital supports in schools.Read the report version française Support our research
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...
On March 15th, the Minister of Education announced that the province was modernizing curriculum, going “back to basics” in math, and making significant reductions in funding for school boards.
We did the math. The announced changes will amount to a total of almost $1 billion in cuts.
The province has announced that new Careers curriculum will be introduced in the fall with the aim of ensuring “our young people are better prepared to transition from the journey of learning seamlessly into the…
To understand the implications of Ontario's plan to require high school students will to take four online courses in order to graduate, People for Education has examined e-learning across North America.
PFE in the news
People for Education's report finds that schools in richer areas fundraise twice as much as schools in poorer areas, reproducing patterns of advantage and disadvantage.
CBC News: Ford government shouldn’t try to modernize education while cutting funding, new report warns
People for Education supports push to 'modernize' school system, if resources are in place.
Cutting teachers and other resources is no way to improve student learning or update the public school system, says a new report from advocacy and research group People for Education.