Time spent monitoring students as they brush their teeth is time that cannot be spent teaching the academic basics.
At 86.5 per cent, B.C. has the smallest proportion of students in government-run public schools.
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
Spending on B.C. public schools rose from $6.2 billion to $7.1 billion, a 15.4 per cent increase.
B.C. could fund independent schools like they do public schools or offer vouchers.
British Columbia had the lowest proportion of students enrolled in public schools at 86.6 per cent.