In Ontario, schools were closed for a cumulative 29 weeks during the pandemic.
Research documents successful performance-based incentive experiments in England, India, Israel, Houston and Nashville.
Alberta is currently the only province to offer charter schools.
Most separate schools are Roman Catholic.
About half of Canada’s independent schools are religion-oriented.
From 2001 to 2015, enrolment in Canada’s independent schools increased 23 per cent.
Alberta and Ontario have the largest numbers of homeschooled students.
Provinces are experiencing a shift away from the traditional public school.
Between 2003-04 and 2012-13, spending on public schools in Canada increased by 45.9 per cent.
Soon, the Wynne government will present its first budget since being re-elected with a majority last June. This will be a critical test, particularly with respect to the bond market and credit rating agencies.