Ontario PC leader John Tory has promised to provide public funding for "faith based" schools.
As someone who has always supported the idea of parental choice when it comes to education, I think this is a step in the right direction.
If you are going to fund Catholic schools, why not fund other religious schools?
I just hope, however, that Tory's plan isn't just to turn religious schools into carbon copies of public schools.
As Doretta Wilson of the Society for Quality Education put it, "We are waiting to see to what extent the Conservatives will require participating schools to submit to the regulatory burden that is crushing publicly-funding schools. If for example, eligible schools are forced to hire provincially-certified teachers or use provincially-approved textbooks, they will be in danger of losing their uniqueness.”
What it boils down to, is that parents should have alternatives to public schools not clones. Otherwise what's the point?