Public school enrolment on decline: Fraser Institute

Public school enrollment in Canada is on a downward trend in almost every province, while an increasing number of parents are sending kids to private schools, according to a study from the Fraser Institute.

The new report, Where Our Students are Educated: Measuring Student Enrollment in Canada, examined enrollment figures in the country’s public and private schools.

It found that between the 2000-01 and 2012-13 school years, enrollment in the public system — the “dominant form of education in all 10 provinces” — declined in every province, except for Alberta.

  • Edubeat

    OMG we wonder why maybe just maybe it might be the union thugs, schoolboard cronies, MOE, OISE.SJW’s, sexual deviants, girlymen and other assorted loonies

    • Maggat

      Ya, you got it covered.

  • Jim Horne

    Is it time for change in Ontario? Yes, amend the Education Act.

    ● end the government’s virtual monopoly in education
    ● open the education domain to competition
    ● allow education funding to follow the student

  • Xavier

    Well then it’s obvious that private schools must be banned. The government will tell your children what to think, peasant.

  • Gary

    This is why CUPE and the teacher have committed Treason to let the children of Illegals or adult illegals get a FREE education as they also refuse to obey Federal Laws to report illegals to the RCMP for removal.
    But I expect that even after an Illegal adult student in school slits the throat of a female teacher and kills her , the NDP and teacher will still spit on canada’s laws because illegals are filling up the classrooms to save jobs for teachers and paper pushers at the TDSB that also commit Treason for condoning CRA tax dollars to fund tourists and illegals sending their children to OUR school while teacher cry poor one more time…….it’s for the kids don’t you know.

  • Squirrel Hunter

    My son just started Montessori in our area; 24 kids and 4 teachers, no strikes, no political agenda. It costs, but I’ll break myself if I have to in order to keep them out of the public system.

    • Alain

      Good for you and may you be able to continue sending him there.

  • Exile1981

    It’s coming in Alberta as well, the new NDP minister has been making “policy” decrees that change the curriculum with out going through the normal curriculum review process.

  • Maggat

    With the political philosophy of the current Alberta I would expect Alberta numbers will fall into line with the rest of the country.

  • Exile1981

    I know an Alberta teacher who complained to me yesterday that the new ATA magazine had an Advertisement for the NDP party in it. That is the first time ever a political party has been allowed to advertise in the magazine. Also they mentioned that the articles always were a little biased to the left but this new one was so biased it was like a political propaganda piece for the NDP’s.