Calls to end independent schools in Alberta wrong-headed

Private schools and charter schools actually reduce the strain on Alberta budget

Calls to end independent schools in Alberta wrong-headedBy Deani Van Pelt and Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute While parents in Alberta have more choice for their children’s education than Canadians in most other provinces, that level of choice may soon be reduced by the current government in Edmonton. In response, Ric McIver, Progressive Conservative Party Leader, recently tabled a private member’s motion…

Alberta rejects new charter schools

Despite evidence of their widespread benefits

Alberta rejects new charter schoolsBy Deani Van Pelt and Lynn Bosetti The Fraser Institute Alberta Education Minister David Eggen recently rejected two applications for new charter schools – a school for special needs students and a Spanish-language school with an emphasis on science. That is unfortunate. There is room and demand for more charter schools in Alberta, the only…