What’s Wrong with Private Schools?

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What’s Wrong with Private Schools?

April 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We welcome back guest speaker Steve Lecce from the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the U of M, to address the issue of public funding for private schools in Manitoba.

Did you know that public money accounts for over 90% of the funding of some private schools? (Winnipeg Free Press, 02 December 2017)

The Al-Hijara Islamic school is funded at 99.7%; Poplar Point Colony School at 98.9%; and Lakeside Christian School (Killarney) at 93.2% – just to name a few.  Manitoba’s largest private school, Linden Christian School, receives more than five million dollars a year.

Public schools have 13.1 students for every certified educator in the school, but Balmoral Hall has only 7.9, and yet taxpayers still contribute $1.8 million to that school. Why?

Dr. Lecce’s talk could not be more timely. Maybe it’s time we rethought funding for private schools. Maybe it’s time we invested our public money into creating a more robust public system – one that is accessible to all Manitoba children.

You won’t want to miss April’s meeting.

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April 14, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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