People for Education Reports
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and exacerbated inequities worldwide, including within education systems, where 1.6 billion students have been affected by the pandemic. The United Nations recently released a policy brief warning that the combination of worldwide economic impacts and school closures could turn the current learning crisis into a “generational catastrophe” (United Nations, 2020). To prevent this crisis from becoming a catastrophe, governments and stakeholders around the world need to ensure all students have access to a quality education, and to do that, education systems must be grounded in the right to education (Barry, 2020).Read report Download PDF
In Ontario, every winter, students in grade 8 must choose between taking applied or academic courses in their core subjects for grade 9. The decisions they make will have a long-term impact. The choice will affect their options during the rest of their years in high school, and after they graduate. It may also have an impact on their chances for success.Read report Download PDF
In March 2020, courageous young people travelled from coast to coast to coast to work with the Students Commission of Canada and People for Education to build the #CanadaWeWant so we can have the #CanadaWeNeed. Youth participants were encouraged to explore the topic of education through a rights-based lens. This report is a culmination of their conversations and recommendations.Read report Download PDF
An undeniable reality has emerged in the COVID-19 pandemic: Technology can be a very useful tool in education, but it cannot act as a replacement for the rich learning and human development that happens in the myriad face-to-face settings and relationships that exist in schools.Read report Download PDF
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