Despite the often heard claim that parents prefer public education, British Columbians are increasingly choosing to send their children to independent schools. Unfortunately for many parents who want their children to attend independent schools, thousands of children end up on waiting lists each year.
It is understandable that when the Fraser Institute report card is published, most of us want to hear stories about schools that have done well.
After all, it seems almost cruel to draw attention to schools that are struggling in their efforts to ensure their students success.
Looking across Canada, it is clear that some provinces have more to celebrate than others. In some, rising student achievement and public satisfaction are the products of sound educational policies. The best thing to be said about the others is that they mean well.