Charter school enrolment increased by 257 per cent.
The government monopoly on education curriculum eliminates diversity and experimentation that can lead to better methods of teaching.
B.C. spent $11,216 per student annually on public schools compared to $13,115 in Alberta.
Research documents successful performance-based incentive experiments in England, India, Israel, Houston and Nashville.
The share of Grade 9 students in Alberta scoring “below acceptable standards” in math increased more than 34 per cent.
Charter schools outperformed all other types of schools in Alberta’s Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) written in Grades 6 and 9.
Families are sensitive to the price of education, which is why provinces that do not provide funding generally have much lower rates of independent school enrolment.
Quebecers elected the Coalition Avenir Québec with an overwhelming majority.
Ontario has a higher percentage of students in independent schools than Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Alberta currently offers the greatest degree of school choice in Canada.