Results for - Private Schools

1,742 voters participated in this survey

1. Many parents choose to enroll their children in private/independent schools for a variety of reasons. These parents, in addition to paying tuition, also continue to support public schools through the tax system. Should those parents who opt to send their children to private/independent schools be exempt from public school taxes?

Yes
30%
515 votes
No
44%
767 votes
Undecided
26%
460 votes

2. If the answer to #1 is No, should the parents of children who attend private/independent schools receive a tax deduction or credit for all or part of the tuition paid?

Yes, a deduction or credit for the total tuition.
15%
260 votes
Yes, a deducation or credit for part of the tuition.
14%
247 votes
No
25%
440 votes
Undecided
19%
324 votes
Not Applicable
27%
465 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
6 votes

3. If the answer to #2 is No, given that some private/independent schools are faith-based, should all or part of the tuition paid be considered as a religious donation?

Yes, a donation for the entire tuition.
8%
137 votes
Yes, a donation for part of the tuition.
8%
148 votes
No
33%
576 votes
Undecided
19%
323 votes
Not Applicable
32%
554 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
4 votes

4. Should all private/independent schools be required to offer Ministry/Department of Education mandated curriculum exclusively, or should they be able to incorporate some locally developed curriculum which reflects the character of the school, on order to grant Provincial/State graduation diplomas?

They should only be able to offer government curriculum.
13%
233 votes
They should be allowed some approved locally developed courses.
26%
446 votes
They should be permitted to offer whatever they choose.
18%
321 votes
Undecided
45%
791 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
23 votes

5. In some jurisdictions private/independent schools are not required to hire certified teachers. Should these types of schools be mandated to hire Ministry/Department of Education certified teachers, or should they be permitted to hire whomever they choose?

Certified Teachers only.
46%
795 votes
Anyone they choose to hire.
16%
279 votes
Undecided.
38%
669 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
19 votes
10/31/2015 Education 1742 40 Anonymous

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