education spending

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Quebec and B.C. spend less on education than other provinces—while outperforming most provinces

Quebec and B.C. have fairly simple public education systems, relying on independent schools to provide the bulk of educational choice.


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New Brunswick’s high level of education spending produces relatively poor student performance

B.C. spends 19.6 per cent less than New Brunswick per student—$14,768 versus $11,879.


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Upcoming PISA results will shed light on student performance across Canada
Canada’s national math score dropped 16 points from 2003 to 2015.

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Smaller classes don’t necessarily mean better student outcomes

After a certain point, you get less “bang for the buck” for any additional spending.


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More spending doesn’t equal better results in government-run schools

PISA tests results are widely considered the global “gold standard” for measurement in this area.


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Canadian student performance does not reflect increases in spending

Between 2006/07 and 2015/16, spending on public schools in Canada increased by more than 32 per cent.