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.
Charter schools are particularly well-equipped and effective at serving the needs of students of disadvantaged populations.
Alberta remains the only province that permits the establishment and operation of charter schools in Canada.
Currently, Alberta is the only Canadian jurisdiction to permit charter schools.
Expectations are growing in many circles that the new NDP government in Alberta will be transformative.