A number of years ago I wasn't supportive of a policy to fund faith-based schools but as I gave it more thought I decided why not?
I beginning to wonder if the public that opposes faith based school funding really understands what would happen under such a policy? These schools/school boards could approach the Ministry of Education and if they met all the requirements under the Education Act (teacher certification, facilities, curriculum, etc.) would essentially be brought into the public school system. The policy would be inclusive rather than exclusive. Yes, there may be more parents that might choose to send their children to one of these schools but then why would it matter. However, these schools would likely have to curtail the religious portion of their curriculum just as the Catholic schools have had to.
I wonder if there is some concern that a radical religious sect would be able to access pubic funds. I can't really see how that would happen if they are subject to the provisions in the Education Act. I wonder if there is some underlying racial stereotyping going on. That the province would be giving money to Muslim school who are teaching children to hate the West.