In Ontario public schools, the quality of math education has also declined.
Ontario is one of five provinces that still refuses to allow taxpayer money to follow the student.
In Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. the government helps fund independent schools.
In B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, the government helps fund independent schools.
Independent schools offer a variety of pedagogical and curricular approaches.
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
In Ontario, monopolistic policies prevent families from using their tax dollars to support private education.
More choice for parents encourages innovation in both government-run and independent schools.
Independent schools are more willing to try new ways of teaching, organizing and operating.
All major European countries fund non-government schools.