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Majority of Ontario parents want balance—not bias—and parental consent in K-12 schools

Eighty-one per cent of Ontario parents want schools to provide advance notice when controversial topics will be discussed.


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School boards need leaders who focus on education not politics

Schools should help students master the academic basics, acquire life skills, and become responsible citizens.


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Ontario’s Canadian history curriculum remains a confusing mess

The specific learning outcomes in the curriculum guide are so broad that teachers can do almost anything with them.


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Simply throwing more money at schools will not increase student test scores

The two highest-spending provinces had significantly lower test scores than the lowest-spending province.


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Ontario government’s smartphone restrictions in schools don’t go nearly far enough

Even the simple presence of a smartphone can reduce a student's cognitive abilities.


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Schools shouldn’t sacrifice student performance to vague notions of ‘equity’

The three highest performing K-12 education systems in Canada offer relatively high levels of school choice.


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All high school graduates should be able to pass the citizenship test
In some provinces, what students learn about Canadian history is left almost entirely to the teacher’s discretion.

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Smartphone ban in New Brunswick classrooms can’t come soon enough

From 2003 to 2022, the province's math scores plummeted by 44 points.


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School board shouldn’t let non-graduating students walk across the stage

The plan will diminish the value of high school graduation for students who deserve to receive their diplomas.