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).

MEDIA CONTACT / STUDY CO-AUTHOR

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

The Fraser Institute

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Contact Information:

For media interviews with Ms. Van Pelt
Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 Ext. 238
aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org