Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are among the lowest-scoring provinces on both assessments.
When governments closed schools and disrupted learning, many families rediscovered the important contributions schools make to modern society.
In science, Alberta outscored highly-ranked countries including Estonia and Finland.
The Prairie provinces have higher homeschooling enrolment than other provinces.
At 86.5 per cent, B.C. has the smallest proportion of students in government-run public schools.
Between 2006/07 to 2019/20, independent school enrolment increased from 6.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent of total K-12 enrolment.
Students in the province have missed at least 21 weeks of in-class learning in less than two years.
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
B.C. has the highest rate of independent school attendance in Canada.
Spending on B.C. public schools rose from $6.2 billion to $7.1 billion, a 15.4 per cent increase.
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