Why school boards should follow Edmonton's lead: Allowing parents more choice is a welcome change from the “one size fits all” model imposed on neighbourhoods by public school boards
Published in the Globe and Mail
Thurs. April 1, 2010.
This article makes the claim that, “If Toronto and other urban school boards follow Edmonton's lead, Canadians could see a revolution take place in the quality of education provided to our children.” Although there are many reasons to support, or not support decentralization and school choice in Canada, the body of evidence does not support the view that either decentralization or school choice alone will produce significant improvements in student outcomes.
· Gerry Connelly, Co Director Education Sustainability Development Academy, York University
· Lorna Earl
· Sue Ferguson, Coordinator, The Learning Consortium, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education
· Kathleen Gallagher, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
· Sue Herbert, former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education
· Ben Levin, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
· Penny Milton, CEO Canadian Education Association
· Charles E. Pascal, Professor, University of Toronto, Former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education