The survey, which went out to parents last spring and asked everything from family income to feelings about safety, also found there’s no longer one dominant racial group with Toronto District School Board elementary schools: white students make up 29 per cent, South Asian (India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka) 27 per cent, East Asian (China, Japan, Korea) 15 per cent, and 10 per cent are black.
More than 95,000 parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 6 completed the voluntary, wide-ranging survey, which represents more than two-thirds. (…)
The elementary survey notes a “consistent gap” in standardized test results between students living with two parents and those in single-families, and among certain racial groups, but notes that “challenging” family circumstances may be the root cause.
48% of parents say a breakfast program is needed at their school
Feed your own damn kids.