Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
Spending on B.C. public schools rose from $6.2 billion to $7.1 billion, a 15.4 per cent increase.
B.C. could fund independent schools like they do public schools or offer vouchers.
British Columbia had the lowest proportion of students enrolled in public schools at 86.6 per cent.
After a certain point, you get less “bang for the buck” for any additional spending.
Over a decade, inflation-adjusted per-student spending rose by 18.5 per cent.