Summary

The purpose of this internship was to inform the debate over school choice by identifying the range of school choices available to parents in different parts of Canada. The intern examined differences in school choice between provinces and compared provincial legislation that determines what kinds of educational choices are available to families. Three types of education were examined: independent (private) schools, charter schools, and home schooling. The research examined ease of access to alternate (i.e., non-public) types of schooling, requirements for reporting to parents, governmental funding, teacher certification requirements, and curricular approval.