Once again, charter and private schools top the Fraser Institute’s rankings of Alberta high schools.
The Institute’s Peter Cowley says public schools always rank last because there’s more of them.
“But it’s interesting to note over a period of five years you’re seeing a higher performance in the separate schools than in the public, and higher still in the private and charters.”
25 schools have shown improvement since last year’s rankings, and Cowley tells the Alberta Morning News that the Province needs to find out why certain schools improve.
“And the Minister of Education probably doesn’t have much more that’s as is important as finding out, getting his people to find out, what those 25 improving schools have done to help their kids do better,” Cowley says, “so that they possibly are able to disseminate that. Apply those better techniques.
In the Edmonton-area, only two high schools cracked the top-ten in the rankings, but they were ranked one and two, respectively: Old Scona, and Tempo. (ms, News Talk 770, Alberta Morning News)