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Stop the Prevalence Model

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.

The BC Ministry of Education is planning to change how it funds services for students with special needs. Rather than funding based on the needs of individual children, it would be based on the prevalence of their condition or disability across the student population at large. Teachers are deeply concerned that switching to a funding model based on prevalence statistics rather than actual students’ needs will have terrible consequences for special education in BC. Read our brochure to learn more and about how to take action.

Special education funding: Our government must change course
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Funding formula recommendations: A teacher's perspective, BCTF Research presentation.

Report of the Funding Model Review: A Recipe for Inequity for Students, BCTF Research Report.

Education Funding

Education funding fact sheets

Education funding falls short

How much new funding are schools really receiving in 2019? (April 2019) 

It's time for change: The numbers tell the story (March 2017)

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

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.

Ministry finance links

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