Spending on B.C. public schools rose from $6.2 billion to $7.1 billion, a 15.4 per cent increase.
The government has subjected universities to increased regulatory and planning burdens.
Only three provinces—B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan—offer government funding for homeschooling.
The four western provinces and Quebec provide tuition support to parents who choose independent schools.
British Columbia had the lowest proportion of students enrolled in public schools at 86.6 per cent.
Independent schools are more willing to try new ways of teaching, organizing and operating.
The province's base education budget is scheduled to increase by 2.5 per cent this year.
Provinces PISA scores in all three subjects are below the national average.
Three years later B.C. has fallen to fourth place in reading, science and math.
Between 2006/07 and 2015/16, per-student inflation-adjusted spending on public schools in Ontario increased by 18.5 per cent.
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