B.C. could fund independent schools like they do public schools or offer vouchers.
Quebec students have consistently outperformed their peers in all other provinces.
In the recent PISA assessment, the province’s score dropped well below the Canadian average.
Ontario union leaders say proposed increases to the number of students per teacher will hurt the quality of education in the province.
Independent school enrolment reaches a high of 12.8 per cent in B.C. and a low of 0.8 per cent in New Brunswick.
Three years later B.C. has fallen to fourth place in reading, science and math.
Canada’s lowest average score was in math—12th overall.
Singapore, the top-scoring country in math and science , had eight more students (on average) in its high school classes than Canada.