Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Jewish Leader: McGuinty did about-face on faith-based schools

"This is a complete about-face," he said in an interview yesterday. "It's not fair -- it's offensive -- to link our day school system and [other] faith-based schools with segregation. It's fear mongering. It's time for him to step up to the plate and to retract this."

Not so long ago, Mr. McGuinty believed in much the same thing. In 1998 Mr. McGuinty met with Mr. Farber and 50 other executive members of the CJC and told them he was open to faith-based school funding. It was the first positive sign from a provincial leader on the issue since the group began campaigning for it in 1984.

"At the time that was a hugely significant statement," Mr. Farber said. "He stood up in front of the leadership of Ontario's Jewish community and said he was prepared to do it."

It wouldn't be the first time he's done an about-face, either.

I recommend that those who support school voice vote Family Coalition. School vouchers would be the easiest way to implement school choice.

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