Take Note: What Pennsylvania Can Learn From Ontario's Education Model

Jan 13, 2017


Principal David Crichton, with students at Rose Avenue Public School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Credit Ian Willms / Keystone Crossroads


In Pennsylvania, education funding is a constant issue. The U.S. department of education deemed Pennsylvania the least equitable school system in the country in 2014, and poor school districts around the state regularly find themselves on the brink of financial meltdown. These issues might seem insurmountable, but just a few hours north, the Canadian province of Ontario found a way to even the playing field across school districts. Keystone Crossroads’ education reporter Kevin McCorry recently visited Ontario to see what Pennsylvania could learn from our neighbors to the north. WPSU’s Eleanor Klibanoff spoke with him about that project.