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ERIC Number: EJ1051965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
What Happened to Charter Schools in Canada?
Mindzak, Michael
Equity & Excellence in Education, v48 n1 p105-117 2015
For 20 years, charter schools have held a precarious existence in Canada. Implemented in the province of Alberta in 1994, only a handful of charter schools remain in the entire nation. In this article, I explore the ideas of school choice and charter schooling and how they have largely disappeared as educational policy issues for Canadians. While reasons for this decline remain complex, I highlight the importance of some of the historical, cultural, regional, and political dimensions of education in Canada. School choice, generally, and charter schools, specifically, remain essentially a non-issue for Canadians today. In opposition to neoconservative and neoliberal efforts, Canadians have largely continued to support their public systems of schooling. The rejection of charter schools should represent a continued commitment to public education and the principles of equity and social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada