alberta education

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Independent schools are populated by students from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, not just the super-rich.


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Per student spending in public schools in Alberta increased 25.4 per cent between 2004-05 and 2013-14.

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Independent schools and charter schools leverage public dollars towards cost-effective alternative approaches to education.


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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.


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Charter schools are particularly well-equipped and effective at serving the needs of students of disadvantaged populations.


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Alberta remains the only province that permits the establishment and operation of charter schools in Canada.


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Expectations are growing in many circles that the new NDP government in Alberta will be transformative.