EDMONTON, AB: Following the release of a Fraser Institute report on independent schools in Canada, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Mark Smith issued the following statement:
“This report highlights the importance of independent schools in Alberta. There is tremendous choice in our education system, which allows parents to choose the option that best meets their child’s needs.
“Independent schools have saved Alberta taxpayers over $750M over the last five years and are a highly effective component of our education system.
“This report highlights the importance of the Wildrose position that the government must affirm its commitment to maintaining funding to independent schools.
“Wildrose will continue to be on the side of parental choice in education, and urges the NDP government to remove all doubt about their continued support and funding for these schools.”