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Students using 30-year-old textbooks, teachers buying basic supplies, schools permanently on edge of closing—this is the all too common face of public education in British Columbia in 2018. How did we get here? A closer look at how schools in BC are funded helps explain today’s underfunding, and how funding might be adequate and equitable in the future.

Featured BCTF research

Budget 2021: A missed opportunity for healthy and resilient schools (April 2021)

Mind the gap: International student tuition and COVID-19 (Apr 2020)

BC funding per student still lags behind the rest of Canada (Jan 2020)

No Model and No Mandate: BC’s flawed Funding Model Review for public education (Oct 2019)

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

Education Funding in BC (Mar 2019)

How does education in BC compare to the rest of Canada? (Mar 2019)

The many faces of privatization in BC education: Public education is a public good (Mar 2019)

Report of the Funding Model Review: A Recipe for Inequity for Students (Jan 2019)

Teacher perspectives on education funding: Priorities and recommendations for Budget 2019 (Oct 2018)

Too much of a good thing: Accumulated surpluses at British Columbia’s school districts (Sep 2018)

Funding 201: The changes we need to fund the schools we want (May 2018)

Funding 101: The nuts and bolts of how our schools are (under)funded (Mar 2018)

Education Funding Model: A brief to the BC Education Funding Model Review (Feb 2018) 

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