Less than half of Grade 6 students met the provincial benchmark in math last school year.
Ontario is one of only three provinces that deliver religious education in the public school system.
A recent analysis found that Catholic school boards in Ontario are increasingly enrolling non-Catholic students.
Ontario spent 23.4 per cent more per student in 2014/15 than it did a decade ago.
Ontario does not provide public funding for students attending independent schools.
Ontario is the only non-Atlantic province that doesn’t financially support independent schools.
Almost half of Ontario’s independent schools have fewer than 50 students.