ON government dismisses 2017 report on risks of collaborations between public, private colleges

November 22, 2019

The ON government has challenged a 2017 report that warned the government of the threat that partnerships between public colleges and private career schools pose for the college system. The report, written by David Trick—who was at the time working as a consultant—identified several risks that the public college-private career school partnerships posed for students, such as: the risk of an inferior educational experience, insufficient oversight caused by distance from college administrators, possible lower levels of service, and accessibility issues for students with disabilities. Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano dismissed the report as the work of "a political friend” of the previous Liberal government. Globe and Mail (ON)