The group Mouvement L’école ensemble launched their Montreal campaign Sunday. The group, headed by Stéphane Vigneault, wants to see an end to public funding of private schools and separate selective specialized classes in public schools. They say these two factors contribute to “educational segregation” where top students are separated from the rest, which Vigneault argues leads to Quebec’s elevated high school fail and drop out rates.
“We can say we leave parents the choice [between public and private schools]. But is it a choice?” Vigneault asked in French during the press conference.