Between 2006/07 to 2019/20, independent school enrolment increased from 6.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent of total K-12 enrolment.
independent school funding
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
More choice for parents encourages innovation in both government-run and independent schools.
B.C. could fund independent schools like they do public schools or offer vouchers.
A common barrier to more independent schools is the cost of construction and/or expansion of existing facilities.
Spending on education in Ontario continues to rise.
The United Conservative Party (UCP) recently released some proposed reforms in education.
Ontario has a higher percentage of students in independent schools than Alberta and Saskatchewan.
About half of Canada’s independent schools are religion-oriented.
From 2001 to 2015, enrolment in Canada’s independent schools increased 23 per cent.