A new survey of education issues through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education shows that while half of parents rate Ontario public schools with an A or B grade, 1/3 of parents pay for private tutoring for their children outside of classes.
Tutoring has become more popular now than in the past, but unlike before where families of all socio-economic groups purchased tutoring for their kids, nowadays it’s mid- or upper-class families who are more likely to use it. According to co-author Arlo Kempf, “Now it’s more the purview (of the affluent), and it’s something that could mobilize an existing advantage in education, and something we need to watch.”
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