In Ontario, monopolistic policies prevent families from using their tax dollars to support private education.
More choice for parents encourages innovation in both government-run and independent schools.
Independent schools are more willing to try new ways of teaching, organizing and operating.
All major European countries fund non-government schools.
There is no question that a great education is essential to success in the 21st century. Completing high school, for example, markedly reduces the chances of unemployment or the probability of remaining trapped in low-income jobs.
The importance of education to a childs future success explains the increasing interest on the part of parents, and therefore politicians, in ensuring not only a functioning but thriving education system. Supporting parents in choosing their childrens education and fostering competition between schools is vital to such efforts.