According to polling data, 68 per cent of Alberta parents say their child has fallen behind during the pandemic.
The Prairie provinces have higher homeschooling enrolment than other provinces.
Independent schools offer a variety of pedagogical and curricular approaches.
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
Parents need reliable information based on data to make informed decisions about education.
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.
In terms of independent school funding, Ontario is out of step with many provinces and European countries.
Imposing a monolithic conformity on all children through a monopoly school system is not a sensible way to serve a diverse population.
Only three provinces—B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan—offer government funding for homeschooling.