The government should let parents decide where to direct their children’s education funding.
school choice in canada
More choice for parents encourages innovation in both government-run and independent schools.
Imposing a monolithic conformity on all children through a monopoly school system is not a sensible way to serve a diverse population.
Independent schools are more willing to try new ways of teaching, organizing and operating.
All major European countries fund non-government schools.
With teacher contracts ratified in Ontario, attention can be turned from what teachers want to what parents want. And it’s increasingly clear that parents want choice.
In a liberal democracy, where critical thinking is often touted as an end goal in education, it was disappointing to read Calgary MLA Kent Hehr’s attack on parental choice in education (“Private schools divide pupils by wealth and religion,” July 26).