Top 10 Problems Facing Schools Today
SSTA Research Centre Report #95-07, Canwest Opinion (1995) Q1
- The responses offered most often to this question were: lack of funding (37.7%), discipline problems (21.19%) and
student/teacher ratios (15.0%).
- With one exception, all the respondent groups examined specified lack of funding as the biggest problem facing schools
today. The exception was respondents over the age of 55 who were more likely to mention discipline as the biggest
problem (37.9%). Regarding the most identified problems, female respondents were more likely than males to mention
student/teacher ratios as a problem and rural residents were more likely than urban residents to specify the lack of
funding as a problem.
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