A new study out from the Fraser Institute indicates that people who choose to educate their children in independent schools earn roughly the same amount as those who choose the public system.
In fact, when you run the numbers, parents who send their kids to private schools in Alberta are actually a little worse off than those who don't.
Private education in Alberta is funded by the government at 70 per cent the rate of funding for the public system. The Alberta system gives parents choice and control, regardless of income, while saving the government money.
None of these facts jive with the persistent left wing mantra that everyone else subsidizes the educational choices of the rich.
But that hasn't stopped them from wanting to dismantle Alberta's diverse education system. The Education minister, David Eggen, has said he is going to examine the funding that private schools receive from the government.
That's code for “crack down on choice.”