Sebastien Menard will always cut to the chase. His article today on charter schools in Alberta is an interesting read on charter schools.
Charter schools are defined in Wikipedia as:
Charter schools are primary or secondary schools that receive public money (and like other schools, may also receive private donations) but are not subject to some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school’s charter.
It’s a very interesting model, and I have visited an extremely important example of one of these in the Denver School of Science & Technology – a school that boasts a 100% college placement of its students, many of whom come from the lowest economic levels of the city.
The question is: Is it time for Quebec to look at its own version of charter schools?