Standardized Testing in Ontario – Politicizing Quality and Accountability in Public Education

  • Gary Fenn OSSTF
  • Domenic Bellissimo OSSTF


In  1995,  the  people  of  Ontario elected a conservative government whose platform was based on a simple slogan – the Common Sense Revolution.   After  five  years  of  economic  decline  in Ontario and in much of North America, citizens had started to buy into the conservative agenda of cutting government  spending,  getting  public  servants  to  do more  with  less,  and  sharply  increasing  the  need  for accountability for every public dollar spent.

Biografía del autor/a

Domenic Bellissimo, OSSTF
Member of the Ontario School Teachers' Federation-OSSTF