Accusations About Independent Schools Nothing More Than Fear-Mongering

9/16/11

“Accusations About Independent School Credits Nothing More Than Fear‐Mongering To Boost Enrolment At Public Schools”

Media Response to Toronto Star – Barb Bierman – OFIS – Executive Director

Questioning The Reputation Of The Private School Sector Is Desperate Attempt To Remove Any Legitimate Competition
(Toronto, Ontario) – The Ontario Federation Of Independent Schools rejects the idea that “credit‐mills” are undermining the integrity of education in the province and Insists the Ministry of Education has a stringent inspection process for schools that have credit‐granting privileges. Independent secondary schools wishing to grand credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma must submit to inspection, for which they must pay, when a new school is schedule to open and every two years thereafter. School associations, like OFIS, work cooperatively with the Ministry of Education to ensure that member schools are meeting, and often exceeding, all provincial standards.

To download the entire article click here News Release – OFIS – September 16 2011