School choice in Canada: Lessons for America

The Heritage Foundation: “Canada might be perceived as having ‘socialized’ education, akin to its ‘top down’ health care system. In reality, several Canadian provinces have a flourishing ‘bottom up’ choice-based primary and secondary education system. The province of Alberta has been especially supportive of school choice. Under the Canadian constitution, education is a provincial responsibility, with which the federal government has not interfered. In Alberta, parents expect—and have—a wide variety of educational options for how to educate their children, a policy outcome that American states should emulate.”