Ontario’s low math scores suggest an education crisis

The more results that come in from Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) about student proficiency in mathematics, the greater the concerns grow.

Maybe the IQ pool got diluted somehow, hmm?

  • Wally Keeler

    Take a look at the gender dominance of females throughout the education system, the continuation of the daycare dominance by females. Nurturers, they’re called. The matriarchy landed quite a while ago — now the fruit is falling to the ground.

    • Surele Surele

      about 30 years ago, parents-teacher meeting. my son was in perhaps 4/5 grade. she looks at her watch, and says: I still have tons of work to do. I’m teaching your son’s class electricity tomorrow, so now I have to go home and study it. She was a very nice motherly person. But I wanted a teacher who knows her material and demands hard work from students. “Motherly” needs to stay home and play with grand kids. Same teacher told us, she could not punish my son for (something I don’t remember now) because, wait for it… he is so cute. It was all I could do not to scream or punch her.

  • ontario john

    To be fair, minor subjects like math and spelling have to make room for gender equality studies, homosexual promotion, whiny indian issues, and global warming scams. And history is a waste of time. Its full of racist bastards.

    • Surele Surele

      wiser words were never spoken (need I add, sarc?)

  • J. C.

    But the important thing to remember here is that at least the kids know that it’s ‘okay to be gay’!!! 😉

    • terrence22

      and we must celebrate our diversity

      • J. C.


  • Waffle

    “But mathematics isn’t the only problem. Only 44% of Ontario Grade 9 students in the applied stream met the provincial literacy standard last year, the same as mathematics.”

    No kidding!! I was telling people that when I marked the Grade 10 Literacy Test 16 years ago.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s all part of the Liberal agenda, “Keep em stoned, keep em stupid, keep em voting Liberal”.

      • Waffle

        My experience was near the end of the Harris/Eves era. Harris had been vilified for trying to reform the education system and the tests administered by the EQAO were relatively new. However, I think they were sabotaged from their inception due to the decades of rot that had pervaded the system because of unionization and lack of province-wide testing. (I get violently ill every time I think of how WGD set the stage for the downfall of Ontario).

  • Ho Hum

    This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone – when I see pictures of classrooms most of the students are black or brown (very depressing). I suppose the Chinese students help bring the average up but groups like Somalian’s which have an average IQ of 68 bring the average down (most are inbred and borderline retarded) . Most of our recent immigrants come from countries with average IQ’s of less than 90


    • john davis

      I wonder if Chinese/Asian students do well on these EQAO math tests. I’m guessing they don’t. They probably struggle with “discovery” math…then get taught real math at home.

    • shasta

      This is a problem, but what makes it even worse is the fact that students in the non academic program get an easier test, and they still are getting poor results. This is not because of their lower IQs, but because they are being taught nothing.

  • deplorabledave

    The teachers need a raise.

    • terrence22

      and much more generous pension plans…

    • Surele Surele

      yep, and more time off.

    • and transgender bathrooms.

  • DMB

    Social Justice Mathematics were numerical answers will not be incorrect only undocumented.

  • JohnfromToronto

    The places where there was a dilution of IQs are schools like the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. They are more interested in pushing a “progressive” agenda than improving education.

  • Del Evans

    We like to play a game when we pass schools. It’s called ‘count the white kids’ I don’t think I’ve ever made it passed four. Sometimes it is a zero.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Numbers be racist

  • Reader

    It’s not just the students who are having problems with arithmetic, as proven by the unbelievable figures repeated released by Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa.

  • xavier

    Low IQ? Hmmmm no the bigotry of now expectations. Math is so hard we needs more feelz

  • Felix_Culpa

    Get your kids out of the public system and go private or homeschool. Or, if you don’t have kids, then cut a cheque to your local private school and help them to teach other peoples’ kids—everyone benefits from a well-educated society, and we are not getting that from the public funded system.

  • simus1

    The report card for one of the most powerful and successful rent seeking organizations in Ontario is always appalling, year in, year out. They are testing the product when they should really start by vigorously weeding the producers, top to bottom.

  • Clausewitz

    Ever since the inclusion of social justice in math classes about eight years ago, math literacy has taken a real dump down the crapper.