What were the implications and consequences of the Education Quality Improvement Act (EQI Act) for the Ontario Education System?
The 126,000 Ontario teachers decided to go on strike in the autumn of 1997. The combined result of Bill 160 and Bill 104 was effectively to end the independence of local school boards. This paper attempts to examine Bill 160: The Education Quality Improvement Act (EQI Act) and will critically analyze the implications and consequences of this act on the Ontario education system. The Education Quality Improvement Act was reflective of the Ontario government’s desire to control spending and the consequences of this have been negative for Ontario education. In this paper the researcher outlines four main consequences of the push for financial accountability. And then explore the implications and consequences of this act on the Ontario education system.
Author: Sirous Tabrizi
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2022
- Date of Conference: 21-23 June, 2022
- DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2022.0036
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-49-5
- Conference Location: Virtual (Mississauga, Canada)