Almost half of Ontario’s independent schools have fewer than 50 students.
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.
Activists should not be allowed to impose their vision of indigenous education on all indigenous families.
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.
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.