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.