Private schools pay their own way in B.C.

Funding is primarily through tuitions, unlike public school

Re: Tax break irks neighbour (News, May 4)

People who are concerned about tax breaks and government subsidies to private/independent schools may want to consider the following:

These schools rely largely on tuition, whereas public schools rely completely on the taxpayer. So you decide whether these schools are a drain on your tax bill or a benefit.

If all the students currently in private/independent schools entered the public system due to increased costs because people like you have lobbied to stop the tax subsidies, it would break the education bank, and your taxes would soar.

Think it through before you create a problem for Glenlyon.

Theresa Moylan

Victoria