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Fees, Fundraising and Equity in Education
Recently, Social Planning Toronto released a much anticipated report at the University of Toronto which points out that school fees and fundraising activities create unequal opportunities for students in schools and between schools, and make our public school system less inclusive and accessible.
“With a fundraising element, the public school system becomes multi-tiered. In affluent neighbourhoods, the school can offer an enriched learning experience with better classroom equipment, better fitness facilities, and more field trips. In poorer neighbourhoods those opportunities would be unavailable. In a public school system, is it acceptable to offer the children in Forest Hill a better education than those of Jane and Finch?”
Contact Lesley Johnston, Social Planning Toronto 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001 Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3 Tel: (416) 351-0095