Leger Marketing

Leger Marketing

August 17, 2005 05:00 ET

Majority of GTA Residents Satisfied with Public Education System

But Satisfaction is Lukewarm in the Leger Marketing-Toronto Life Report Card on Public Education in the GTA Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) - In the newest monthly Leger Marketing poll for the back page of Toronto Life Magazine, we issue a Report Card on the public education system in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Conducted during the final days of the 2004/2005 school year, we find that a majority (54%) of GTA residents are satisfied with the public education overall - with just 6% very satisfied. Moreover, a majority (54%) say public education is better (33%) or the same (21%) as it was 25 years ago - but just 24% think that public education is better than private schooling. A longstanding public issue, the quality of local schools is a factor in the home purchase decisions of 54% of GTA residents.

As part of the Report Card, five specific components of the education system were also tested - all of which received lukewarm satisfaction ratings. Notably, parents of children aged 18 or younger provide somewhat higher satisfaction ratings across all components. Among the five system components, teachers (68%) clearly receive top grades, followed by student safety (58%) and curriculum (57%). School condition/maintenance (48%) and the availability of teaching/learning resources (47%) receive satisfaction ratings from less than a majority. /For further information: Full, detailed release available on our website: www.legermarketing.com/ IN: POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Craig Worden, Associate Vice President, Public Affairs, Leger Marketing
    Primary Phone: 416-815-0330 ext. 105
    E-mail: cworden@legermarketing.com