Capital's private schools get some attention due to strike

June 28, 2014
Times Colonist
Jeff Bell
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Labour unrest in public schools can turn parents’ eyes to the private system, but it’s hard to put a figure on how many students actually make a change.

School of Education and Technology Prof. Doug Hamilton says: “From the perspective of independent schools, their mandate is to balance having successful programs with offering a high quality of program, which means that they have to be really careful about growth in enrolment. They have to spend a lot of time thinking through the process of sustainability, of ensuring that they don’t compromise the expectations of what they offer in the minds of their existing parent community. So it’s not taken lightly by any administrators in an independent program about whether to react to something like this [dispute].”

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