From 2001 to 2015, enrolment in Canada’s independent schools increased 23 per cent.
Alberta and Ontario have the largest numbers of homeschooled students.
British Columbia, with its lower level of per student spending, has some of the best student performance results in Canada.
Notley government faces a budget deficit of more than $10 billion.
Independent schools are populated by students from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, not just the super-rich.
Independent schools and charter schools leverage public dollars towards cost-effective alternative approaches to education.
Defunding independent schools in Alberta will increase taxpayer costs, diminish school choice for parents
Public schools in Alberta require more than $13,000 taxpayer dollars to educate a student while independent and charter schools require under $5,300 and $9,000 respectively.