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Spending on public school education in Quebec increased $3.9 billion in just a decade.

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The public school system in B.C. has received large increases in funding over the last decade.

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“The construction of narratives,” wrote the late Neil Postman, “is a major business of our species.” The New York cultural critic, writing in a 2000 book, mused about how difficult it was to move people from myths to facts. Skip ahead to the 21st century, and a myth that needs an empirical reality check: Taxpayers subsidize private schools.