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Alberta: proposal to end funding for independent Catholic schools

March 14, 2017

A coalition of teachers and public-workers’ unions in the Canadian province of Alberta is calling for an end to public funding of independent schools—most of them Catholic.

The coalition’s leaders argue that the public support given to independent schools—which educate about 34,000 students in the province—detract from the funds available to support the public-school system.

 
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  • Posted by: I am Canadian! - Mar. 15, 2017 12:27 AM ET USA

    For the record, there is a publicly funded Catholic school system in in the province that educates at least 10 times that many students. Perhaps the independent schools, instead of being independent, can focus their efforts on helping the Catholic public schools follow their Catholic mission and adhere to their Catholic identity better. Just saying ...