In math, 15-year-old students in Nova Scotia today are more than two years behind where they were in 2003.
According to PISA results, Nova Scotia 15-year-olds are 27 points below the Canadian average in math.
From 2003 to 2022, B.C. math scores have plummeted by 42 points.
The province's math test scores have plummeted by 35 points.
Less than half of the province's Grade 10 students are proficient in numeracy.
School closures contributed to a rise in anxiety, depression and suicide among young people.
The province's students dropped 22 points in science, 38 points in math and 21 points in reading.
Many independent schools cater to students with learning disabilities.
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