The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

December 09, 2015 08:30 ET

The Fraser Institute-Media Advisory: New Study Spotlighting the Emergence of Charter Schools in North America Coming Thursday, December 10

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2015) - On Thursday, December 10, the Fraser Institute will release a new study comparing the growth of charter schools -autonomous public schools that provide alternative pedagogies and curriculum- between Canada and the United States.

The study, A Primer on Charter Schools, highlights the mounting academic literature about the potential benefits of charter schools and their growing popularity in the U.S. and broaches the question: Why is Alberta the only province in Canada with legislation allowing such schools?

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on December 10 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).


Deani Van Pelt, Director, Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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