Specialty schools in areas such as sports, arts and faith-based education are few and far between.
Residents in the region pay some of the highest tax rates on personal income, goods and services.
Standardized testing provides an objective assessment of student progress and proficiency in core subjects.
In the last year of reliable data before the pandemic, government spending in Nova Scotia represented 60.2 per cent of the economy.
Atlantic Canada has the potential to alleviate Europe’s natural gas shortfall while generating investment and jobs here at home.