No, public schools are already fighting for funding; diluting the pool is detrimental to the students whose parents canâ€™t afford private school.
Megan Dykeman (Township) â€“ No. Education as a public good, in one form or another, has been an essential element of our society since before BC joined Confederation. Everyone should have access to a quality education for their children, provided free at the point of delivery. Those who wish to obtain private education for their children for various reasons of their own may of course do so. However, the exercise of the right to do so should not be publicly funded, nor should those who wish to make alternative arrangements expect to not contribute to the public education system any more than should those who do not have school age children. All should recognize that, if for no other reason than self-interest, funding public education is the best investment that we can make to insure the health and prosperity of us all.
Suzanne Perreault (Township) â€“ Education is a freedom of rights issues and all children need to be able to access education that does not separate the classes creating and mirroring a cast system. In order to maintain the public school system as a safe, fair &, equitable place for children to be educated we must continue to maintain the thread of our social fabric by keeping the system balanced to access. Taking money away from the public system will further erode the system.
Rod Ross (Township) â€“ No. We have a good balance and I would not want to see any further dollars flow to the private system.