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BC falls behind Canada in per-student funding

The ministry stated in a recent bulletin (August 28, 2012) that “The average per-pupil funding for 2012–13 is now an estimated $8,493, up 36% since 2000-01.” Yet the ministry doesn’t tell us that BC has fallen behind Canada inper-student funding. In 2005–06, operating expenditures per student in BC were $131 above the national average. However, by 2009–10, per-student funding in BC was $412 below the national average. 

DYK September 2012 graph 

Source: BCTF calculations with data from: Statistics Canada (2011). Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2005–06 to 2009–10, p.36 (Table A.22). 

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