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Taber choice in education positive

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taber Times

Re: Lethbridge Herald, April 29 “Independent Schools have place in Alberta”

This article is an interesting statistical read. In it, it mentions a group called “Public Interest Alberta”. They call to end Private and Charter school funding, and use the crutch that extra funding is used to run Charter schools. The referred to article spells out clearly that this is not the case. The Public system spends $13,234.00 per student, the Charter system $8,950.00.

The main difference is, the Charter School societies fundraise and pay for their own capital expenditures of their buildings, and have no problem with that. I have experienced and worked with the Taber school systems, Public, Catholic and Taber Christian Charter schools, for many years, and witnessed the very good community spirited cooperation. The Taber community is blessed with a Parents choice, of where they want their children educated.

Thank you Taber for the spirit of cooperation.

Hans Visser

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