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Independent Schools In British Columbia: Myths & Realties

September 20 2016 – Barbara Mitchell Centre For Education Improvement – This study finds that despite frequent claims to the contrary, independent schools do not drain resources from public schools, but in fact, the elimination of the partial funding of independent schools would likely increase the strain on public schools and on B.C. taxpayers. 

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Private School Enrolment Surge Led By Saskatchewan, Alberta

October 6 2015 – Canadian Press – CBC NewsIn almost every province, independent schools are getting more students while public schools see decreases

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Cardus Makes The Case For School Choice

September 4 2014 – Fresh North American data and a provocative new research paper from an esteemed Ontario academic clinch the argument for making school choice a key part of educational policy for the public good.

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Bill 143 – Impact For Private School Early Learning Programs

February 20 2014 – Private School Owners & Operators Meet Regularly To Respond To Bill 143 –

Bill 143, the Child Care Modernization Act , was tabled by the provincial government on December 3 2014. It began debate on February 18 2014.  There is opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback to the government on this bill before March 14 2014 and opposition parties are also looking to hear from those affected. Parents deserve real choice. Private schools are committed to offering the best, highest quality education that parents require. Private schools are happy to be part of a public consultation process on a bill that really works to keep kids safe.

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Auditor-General Releases Report On Government Oversight Of Private Schools

December 10, 2013 – Auditor-General of Ontario –
Audit’s objectives were to assess whether the Ministry had adequate procedures in place to:
*assess the effectiveness of private schools in providing satisfactory instruction
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ensure compliance with the Education Act and related ministry policies.

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Ontario To Close Private School Loophole

December 3 2013 – Toronto Star – Marco Chown Oved
“In legislation to be introduced Tuesday (December 3), the minority Liberal government will be making several changes to the Day Nurseries Act, which governs all child care in the province.

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Doing Away With The Honour Roll & Award System In Schools Is Absurd

November 3 2013 – The HuffPost Living Canada

No more honour roll. No more awards ceremonies. While it may only be Calgary’s St. Basil School in the spotlight now, there is little doubt that countless other schools and districts will — or have already — taken active steps to eliminate all evidence that the world is in fact a competitive place, and that performance is variable.

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Ontario Government Should Partner With Private Sector, Says New Report

04/18/13

Ottawa Citizen – Matthew Pearson
“Ontario’s public services must be restructured to allow the private and not-for-profit sectors to deliver key services such as low-risk medical procedures, employment training and some administrative functions, says a new report by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.
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Politicians Can’t Take Credit For High Marks

10/20/11

York Region News – Debora Kelly

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Education Act By The Numbers

Independent School MOE Reporting Obligations Broken Down Line By Line – OFIS Fall Learning Day – October 2012
Education Act – Reporting Obligations – October 2012