Let's have diversity of school choices

Financial Post

The fact that in Canada there is a near-monopoly on schooling suggests this country isn’t as free and diverse as many of us might think, reports the Financial Post.

"[R]ecent surveys from Cardus, a think-tank, find that graduates of independent schools are more likely to volunteer and donate to charity. A recent Cardus report also noted that Ontario’s coronavirus-induced transition to learning-from-home was more efficient at independent schools. Although the province announced March 12 that its schools would close 'it was not until April 6,' according to the report, 'that teacher-led learning resumed with limited instructional support … By contrast, Ontario’s independent-school administrators and teachers worked through spring break to ensure a rapid transition with minimal educational disruption.'"

Topics: Education, Diversity