Spending on B.C. public schools rose from $6.2 billion to $7.1 billion, a 15.4 per cent increase.
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In 2015/16, B.C. spent $11,656 per student.
The government monopoly on education curriculum eliminates diversity and experimentation that can lead to better methods of teaching.
B.C. spent $11,216 per student annually on public schools compared to $13,115 in Alberta.
Families are sensitive to the price of education, which is why provinces that do not provide funding generally have much lower rates of independent school enrolment.
From 2001 to 2015, enrolment in Canada’s independent schools increased 23 per cent.
Public school enrolment in B.C. fell 9.1 per cent between 2005/06 and 2014/15.
On a per student basis, inflation adjusted education spending in B.C. public schools increased by 18.3 per cent.
With more prudent education spending, Ontario could have reduced its provincial deficit by two-thirds.