student performance

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Union leaders want smaller classes, yet the evidence does not support their claims

Ontario union leaders say proposed increases to the number of students per teacher will hurt the quality of education in the province.


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Erroneous attacks won’t change data on Nova Scotia education

Provinces PISA scores in all three subjects are below the national average.


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Quebec and B.C. spend less on education than other provinces—while outperforming most provinces

Quebec and B.C. have fairly simple public education systems, relying on independent schools to provide the bulk of educational choice.


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Ottawa shouldn’t meddle in K-12 education

Independent school enrolment reaches a high of 12.8 per cent in B.C. and a low of 0.8 per cent in New Brunswick.


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New Brunswick’s high level of education spending produces relatively poor student performance

B.C. spends 19.6 per cent less than New Brunswick per student—$14,768 versus $11,879.


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Ontario spends more on education while student test scores decline

Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $25.5 billion to $27.9 billion.


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Overall average provincial scores drop in all three PISA test subjects

Three years later B.C. has fallen to fourth place in reading, science and math.


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Upcoming PISA results will shed light on student performance across Canada
Canada’s national math score dropped 16 points from 2003 to 2015.

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Study exposes ‘class size’ myth in Canada

Singapore, the top-scoring country in math and science , had eight more students (on average) in its high school classes than Canada.