1871 1871 Education Act

  • Harbord Collegiate

    More Improvement Needed

    In 1871, Ryerson proposed another school act, this one to Improve the Common and Grammar Schools of the Province of Ontario. He saw the need for a number of changes including the introduction of high school entrance exams, compulsory school attendance until age 14 and adequate school accommodations for students in every school section, to name a few. In addition, grammar schools were to be renamed ‘high schools’ and collegiate institutes were established to offer a more university focused, classical education.

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