Singapore, the top-scoring country in math and science , had eight more students (on average) in its high school classes than Canada.
After a certain point, you get less “bang for the buck” for any additional spending.
PISA tests results are widely considered the global “gold standard” for measurement in this area.
Ontario’s larger classes will remain smaller than classes in Quebec and Alberta.
Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $20.2 billion to $26.6 billion.
In 2015/16, Alberta per student inflation-adjusted spending in public schools was $13,321—well above the Canadian average of $12,791.
Between 2006/07 and 2015/16, spending on public schools in Canada increased by more than 32 per cent.
Research documents successful performance-based incentive experiments in England, India, Israel, Houston and Nashville.
Charter schools outperformed all other types of schools in Alberta’s Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) written in Grades 6 and 9.