On a per student basis, inflation adjusted education spending in B.C. public schools increased by 18.3 per cent.
Provinces are experiencing a shift away from the traditional public school.
Only 4.8 per cent of Alberta independent schools are elite prep schools.
Had Ontario increased spending on public schools simply to match enrolment changes and inflation, it would have saved $5.2 billion in 2013/14.
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.