Seventy-eight per cent of Ontario parents say their child has fallen behind in school during the pandemic.
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.
Imposing a monolithic conformity on all children through a monopoly school system is not a sensible way to serve a diverse population.
The four western provinces and Quebec provide tuition support to parents who choose independent schools.
A common barrier to more independent schools is the cost of construction and/or expansion of existing facilities.
Alberta has experienced a decline in student scores in reading, science and math.
Less than half of Grade 6 students met the provincial benchmark in math last school year.
Spending on education in Ontario continues to rise.
In 2014/15, B.C. spent $11,216 per public school student compared to $13,155 in Alberta.