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Tyee Poll: Should the Government Defund Private Schools?

After a college admissions scandal hit the U.S. education scene, many Canadians were quick to congratulate themselves on the relative democracy of Canadian university admissions.

Tyee editor Paul Willcocks pointed out that, actually, Canada and B.C. have their own systems that entrench inequality and inherited privilege — and we need to change that.

Public money is used to fund private schools, he writes, and so governments are maintaining a two-tier system that disproportionately benefits elite, affluent families. Taxpayers, including low-income families and single parents, are subsidizing private schools that their children can never hope to attend.

What do you think: Should the government defund private schools?

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