Do Ontario Private Schools Get A Bad Rap?

September 4 2014 – The Inside Agenda Blog (Steve Paikin) – Mark Brosens – Derek J. Allison is a professor emeritus at Western University’s Faculty of Education who today released a report on private education in Ontario for Cardus, a think tank that describes itself as “dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture.” Allison writes: Rather than being viewed and treated as contributing partners in Ontario’s educational project, the province’s non-public schools and their supporters seem to be barely tolerated by the educational establishment and influential opinion leaders.”

Allison thinks that we should follow the recommendations of the 1985 Shapiro Report (or theReport of the Commission on Private Schools in Ontario). This almost forgotten report looked for a logical way forward for private education as the provincial government absorbed Ontario’s then-private Catholic high schools. The report called for: a statutory definition of what is satisfactory instruction for private schools; private schools being given the first opportunity to buy old public school buildings; and public grants for private school transportation and educational materials.

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