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Education Funding

Adequate, stable funding that covers all costs associated with the delivery of fair and equitable education is essential to maintaining quality public education. How education is financed is key to both quality and equity.

Questions and answers about the underfunding of BC public schools – 2016 (Feb 2016)

Questions and answers about the underfunding of BC public schools (Feb 2015)

Teachers gained and lost—Will the Teacher Education Fund make a difference? (Feb 2015)

Education funding falls short

Stop the cuts and don’t close our schools (April 2016)

Trustees slam cuts (Apr 2015)  

Education Funding 2014—What’s in it for public schools? (Excerpt from May/June 2014 Teacher Newsmagazine)

Budget 2014—What’s in it for public schools? More budget shortfalls, and ongoing cuts to educational services (Research report, April 2014) PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

The Numbers Tell the Story (PowerPoint slideshow, revised Feb 2013)

Note: BCTF Research conducts ongoing analysis of education finance data on topics such as the provincial budget, district operating grants, the Learning Improvement Fund, and international tuition fees. For BCTF Research reports on education funding see bctf.ca/publications.aspx?id=5630#Edfunding

Funding briefs

An analysis of education funding issues followed by recommendations to government are detailed in our annual Education Funding Briefs.

PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. The briefs are available in PDF format.

Presentations by the BCTF and Locals to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

The Blues transcripts are published each day and our page will be updated as more locals make their respective presentations to the committee.

Provincial budget (2005 to 2009)

Each February the Finance Minister announces the education budget for the next three years. An analysis of this years' budget shows that education funding will not keep pace with inflation.

Ministry finance links

Articles