CFS criticizes withdrawal of funding for youth, student surveys

July 22, 2010

The federal government recently announced its intention to cancel funding for the Youth in Transition Survey, National Longitudinal Survey on Children and Youth, and the National Apprenticeship Survey, a move the Canadian Federation of Students argues will make it all but impossible to make informed education policy. "The government's misguided assault on student-focused research will leave policy makers shooting in the dark," says CFS's national chairperson. Without the information provided by these surveys, the CFS states, policy makers will not be able to determine what is working or identify necessary changes to make students in Canada internationally competitive. CFS News Release