TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Conservative Leader John Tory wants to take us
back to the bad old days of pumping public funds into private schools. But he
won't say how he's going to pay for it.
The Conservatives have said they will invest $800 million in education.
Their private school scheme alone would cost at least $500 million a
year - $9,400 (current public school per pupil funding) for each of the
53,000 students in religious private schools.
That leaves $300 million for the two million kids in public education.
That's $150 per student.
Fair? You decide.
The Conservative plan:
PRIVATE SCHOOLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Total: $500 million Total: $300 million
No. of Children: 53,000 No. of Children: 2,000,000
$ per Child: $9,400 $ per Child: $150
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For further information: Christine McMillan, (416) 804-6023