Education Policy

— Sep 8, 2020
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Bringing School Choice to Ontario

Bringing School Choice to Ontario is a new study that finds Ontario lacks the school choice for parents and children available to those in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, as well as 31 U.S. states and most Western European countries. Previous research has found that increased school choice better matches the needs and talents of students with improved programming and resources, and ultimately leads to better education outcomes.

— Dec 12, 2019
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Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada: 2020 Edition

Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada, 2020 Edition finds that nominal spending on public schools across Canada has increased in every province in recent years. After adjusting for inflation and enrolment changes, per-student spending still increased in seven out of 10 provinces from 2012/13 to 2016/17, the most recent year of available Statistics Canada data.

— Oct 1, 2019
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Secondary School Class Sizes and Student Performance in Canada

Secondary school class sizes and student performance in Canada, which compares provincial class sizes and test scores from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), finds that Saskatchewan had the smallest average secondary school class size (22.6 students) among all 10 provinces but the lowest test scores in all three PISA subjects—reading, math and science. And Ontario had the smallest class size (24.8 students) and lowest test scores among the four largest provinces.

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