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Student performance does not reflect education spending hikes in Alberta

In 2015/16, Alberta per student inflation-adjusted spending in public schools was $13,321—well above the Canadian average of $12,791.

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Independent schools key to improving K-12 education in Alberta

Alberta has experienced a decline in student scores in reading, science and math.

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Alberta can learn from B.C.’s independent school success

In 2014/15, B.C. spent $11,216 per public school student compared to $13,155 in Alberta.

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Per student spending in public schools in Alberta increased 25.4 per cent between 2004-05 and 2013-14.

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In some quarters, it is taken as a given that Alberta’s schools are underfunded. Critics cite rising class sizes and slipping international test scores (in some areas) as evidence that more money is needed.

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The Alberta government is about to do something that's going to hurt kids across the province.

Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta's education minister, says he will end the province-wide elementary school achievement tests "or PATs as they are known" that have been written each year for decades by virtually all of the province's Grade 3 and Grade 6 students.