Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $20.2 billion to $26.6 billion.
Over a decade, inflation-adjusted per-student spending rose by 18.5 per cent.
Less than half of Grade 6 students met the provincial benchmark in math last school year.
Ontario is one of only three provinces that deliver religious education in the public school system.
A recent analysis found that Catholic school boards in Ontario are increasingly enrolling non-Catholic students.
Ontario has a higher percentage of students in independent schools than Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Now that sick days are use-it-or-lose-it, it’s much more rational to take the day at home instead.
Critically, the PC platform does nothing to expand choice for parents.
Most separate schools are Roman Catholic.
Ontario spent 23.4 per cent more per student in 2014/15 than it did a decade ago.