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Ontario’s PISA results reveal a decline in education rating
In last year’s Annual Report, the Task Force presented the 2009 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results. PISA is an international examination developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to determine whether 15-year-old students have the necessary science, reading, and mathematical skills and competencies to ensure their full participation in modern society.
For Ontario’s economy, good is not good enough
In 2001, then-premier Mike Harris created the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress to measure and monitor Ontario’s performance in those areas compared to other provinces and U.S. states. The government understood about productivity what Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman asserted in 1994: that it “isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything.”