charter schools

Education funding reform can save small Ontario schools from closing

Almost half of Ontario’s independent schools have fewer than 50 students.

Private schools and charter schools reduce strain on Alberta budget

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.

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Soaking the Rich Will Dampen the Economy
by Matthew Lau
Discover the problems associated with increasing the income tax rate on top earners.

The Quote Wall
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Bestselling author and student seminar presenter comments on how new technologies can increase the average lifespan.

Canada’s Opposition to Unpaid Internships Hurts the Unskilled

by Fergus Hodgson
Can paid internships lead to fewer jobs for students?

The Book Corner
The Conservative Heart
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Alberta Rejects New Charter Schools Despite Evidence of Widespread Benefits

by Deani Van Pelt and Lynn Bosetti
Alternatives for secondary school education.

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What’s New from the Institute: How minimum wage hikes will affect low income families and a look at Ontario’s mounting debt.

Alberta rejects new charter schools despite evidence of widespread benefits

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

School choice should apply to every First Nations family in Canada

Activists should not be allowed to impose their vision of indigenous education on all indigenous families.

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