Average per student spending up 22.3 per cent in a decade.
Ontario spent $26.6 billion on public schools in 2014/15.
Independent schools are populated by students from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, not just the super-rich.
Unlike all four western provinces and Quebec, Ontario offers no funding for independent schools.
Had Ontario increased spending on public schools simply to match enrolment changes and inflation, it would have saved $5.2 billion in 2013/14.