If Wynne’s Liberals were committed to equality, they’d help fund independent schools
Ontario funds a Catholic schooling system, while other faith groups are left to either fully foot the tab for their schools, or close their doors. The recent closure of Islamic Foundation School (IFS), a top-ranked secondary school in Ontario, brings to the forefront the politicized issue of government funding for independent schools in the province—or more precisely, the lack thereof. Management at IFS cited “financial issues” as the reason for the closure, which displaced 150 students and left more than 10 teachers unemployed two weeks before the start of the school year. While Ontario funds a Catholic schooling system, other faith groups are left to either fully foot the tab for their schools, or close their doors.
Article by Maria Ahmed and Mustafa Jilani