Education Policy

— Jun 26, 2018
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Comparing the Standardized Test Scores of British Columbia’s Public and Independent Schools

Comparing the Standardized Test Scores of British Columbia’s Public and Independent Schools finds that over a five-year period, students at non-elite independent schools averaged statistically significant higher scores than public students in 10 of the province’s 11 standardized tests in both elementary and secondary schools, even though after-tax incomes for families with children at both types of schools are the same.

— Oct 19, 2017
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Comparing the Family Income of Students in Alberta’s Independent and Public Schools

Comparing the Family Income of Students in Alberta’s Independent and Public Schools finds that despite common misperceptions, Alberta families with children in most independent schools actually have slightly lower incomes than families with children in public schools.

— Oct 3, 2017
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The Funding and Regulation of Independent Schools in Canada

The Funding and Regulation of Independent Schools in Canada is a new, comprehensive catalogue of the different regulations and funding arrangements governing every independent school in Canada. Only five provinces—B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec—provide partial funding to independent schools for operating costs ranging from 35 to 80 per cent per student, depending on the type of school and the degree to which it meets certain provincial regulations.

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