It’s a myth that only well-to-do families seek alternative education.
Quebec and B.C. have fairly simple public education systems, relying on independent schools to provide the bulk of educational choice.
B.C. spends 19.6 per cent less than New Brunswick per student—$14,768 versus $11,879.
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.
Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $20.2 billion to $26.6 billion.
Between 2006/07 and 2015/16, spending on public schools in Canada increased by more than 32 per cent.