If The Government Will Give Us Our Own Cash To Fund Child Care, Why Not Schools?

July 21 2015 – Marni Soupcoff – Globe & Mail – “There’s a far simpler approach that bypasses the necessity of centrally planning province-wide education systems that will work for all the hundreds of thousands of different circumstances, needs and desires of the kids and families involved: give parents a $12,000 voucher (or whatever the current per child spending amount on education is in a given province) and let them use it at the school of their choice.”

“This may seem like a tangent for a column that started off with the federal child care benefit but, given the benefit’s universality and flexibility, the main feeling I’m left with is that allowing parents to spend money on their children “however they like” is a sensible approach that hasn’t been taken nearly far enough….”

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Spring Regional Session - GTA - April 26 2018

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