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.
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.
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