Provincewide assessments allow the public to see how students are doing in school.
Standardized tests measure student academic progress—but also help measure teacher performance.
Students in the province have missed at least 21 weeks of in-class learning in less than two years.
Spending on B.C. public schools rose from $6.2 billion to $7.1 billion, a 15.4 per cent increase.
Spending more on public schools for better educational results to brighten our children's future is one thing, but spending more and getting less should be unacceptable to everyone.
B.C. could fund independent schools like they do public schools or offer vouchers.