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LETTER: Tax rebate for parents so children can attend private school

Re: Government plan to use teachers’ strike savings to pay parents:

I feel this might be the answer to all the problems. As a parent, I want the option to continue to receive this $40/day (in the form of a tax rebate) so I can use that money to enroll my children in private school.

I know a lot of other parents that would opt to take this route as well. Perhaps this is a solution to the problem as it would create a huge reform in the school systems when parents flock to the private sector.

Both sides of this strike are out of line, and I feel it is high time us parents had a choice and a voice in our children’s educations.

We’d receive a rebate of approximately $8,000 per year.

Yes, private school is more, but I would pay the extra in a heartbeat.

I guarantee I pay more than $8,000/year in taxes (municipal, property and provincial) towards schools, so it seems like a win-win for the people and the government.

Kevin Simoe

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