Approximately 368,000 students attend nearly 2,000 independent schools across Canada.
Only 4.8 per cent of Alberta independent schools are elite prep schools.
Only 3.9 per cent of independent schools in Ontario are elite prep schools.
Unlike all four western provinces and Quebec, Ontario offers no funding for independent schools.
Charter schools are particularly well-equipped and effective at serving the needs of students of disadvantaged populations.
With teacher contracts ratified in Ontario, attention can be turned from what teachers want to what parents want. And it’s increasingly clear that parents want choice.