Excessive regulation can discourage the vitality of independent schools as much as a lack of funding.
More choice for parents encourages innovation in both government-run and independent schools.
In Ontario, the government provides no financial support for students in independent schools.
U.S. legislation would help produce scholarships to fund a wide range of education choices for students.
Alberta has experienced a decline in student scores in reading, science and math.
Families are sensitive to the price of education, which is why provinces that do not provide funding generally have much lower rates of independent school enrolment.
The United Conservative Party (UCP) recently released some proposed reforms in education.