Ontario is the only non-Atlantic province that doesn’t financially support independent schools.
Independent schools and charter schools leverage public dollars towards cost-effective alternative approaches to education.
All across Canada, more and more parents are choosing to enroll their children in independent schools. This trend is particularly pronounced in British Columbia, which currently has the second highest independent school enrolment rate in Canada.
“The construction of narratives,” wrote the late Neil Postman, “is a major business of our species.” The New York cultural critic, writing in a 2000 book, mused about how difficult it was to move people from myths to facts. Skip ahead to the 21st century, and a myth that needs an empirical reality check: Taxpayers subsidize private schools.