Ontario Students: Cellphones in class? NO! Changes to sex-ed? YES!

Over 2,600 Ontario students take part in province wide survey on their education.

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - More than 2,600 Ontario students have taken part in the Ontario Student Survey, voicing their opinions on current issues impacting their education. The Survey was hosted on Facebook through a downloadable application that students accessed from November to January.  It was also available for non-Facebook users.

Survey highlights include: 

Of the 2,600 respondents, representing 69 of 72 Ontario school boards...

72% of respondents do not believe that cell phones have a place in the classroom as an education tool 82% of respondents believe that information on all sexualities should be taught in sexual education classes 92% of respondents want access to their completed provincial tests such as the EQAO/Literacy test

Questions on the survey were submitted by students from across the province and the ones that appeared most frequently, were included in the survey as selected by Student Trustees from across Ontario, coordinated by the Ontario Student Trustees' Association.

"What a pleasure to work with such an engaged group at the OSTA. We should never take for granted our right to voice our opinion. We need only look to what has happened recently in North Africa and the Middle East to appreciate freedom of speech and the incumbent responsibility to be engaged. We were happy to be part of this important survey."
     Chris Wilkins, Founding President, Scholarships Canada

"Students do care about our schools and we have opinions about our education.  Everyone who is passionate about education in Ontario should seriously consider these results and discuss them with the students in their community"
     Zane Schwartz, Student Lead, Ontario Student Trustees' Association

For complete survey results, visit www.studentsurvey.ca

The Ontario Student Survey was a project of: Ontario Student Trustees' Association www.osta-aeco.org Scholarships Canada www.scholarshipscanada.com Student Vote www.studentvote.ca

SOURCE Student Vote

For further information:

Zane Schwartz
416 768 7790
pbc.president@osta-aeco.org

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