One school board yes, but make it Catholic
RE: Letters column, July 19
I didn’t read Tom Roden’s article on one public funded school system in Ontario. I did read the letters in The Spec’s July 19 edition, and picked up the gist of Roden’s content. Of course there should be just one public funded school system in Ontario — but which one? Aye, there’s the rub.
Over the years in several reports, the C.D. Howe Institute states that Catholic school test scores in Ontario are often better than public schools, and I’m told Catholic schools have higher achievement in sport over their public rivals.
Parents expect and deserve the best for their children from Ontario’s school system and, as the Catholic system has an academic edge over Ontario’s public schools, why not consider embracing all Ontario schools under the canopy of the Catholic school structure?
What psychological damage to Ontario youth would befall if a few prayers are muttered before class? And all Ontario schools would decorate Christmas trees and sing carols during Yuletide. What a lovely thought.
By the way, from our household taxes, the allocation toward education goes to the public school system. Robert Boag, Dundas