Parents' group defends public funding for Alberta private schools - 2016-09-02
The head of an Alberta advocacy group for parents is defending the public funding of private schools as a way to save taxpayers money.
"It is a false narrative to claim that independent education removes dollars from the public system," said Donna Trimble, executive director of Parents for Choice in Education, pointing to a study commissioned by her group. "It actually saves dollars from the public system."
Trimble spoke out after an Edmonton-area Christian school board's refusal to implement LGBTQ government guidelines prompted calls from critics to pull funding and review the allocation of provincial dollars to Alberta private schools.