The Facts, Part 2 to blupete's Essay
"Education & The Voucher System"
Canada spends proportionately more of its resources than just about any other country in the world on education, more certainly than does New Zealand, France, Australia, the U.K., the United States and Japan (just to name a few). Canada's teachers, it would appear, are the highest paid in the world.
The Economic Council of Canada states, that while the results are spotty and difficult to compare from province to province (the system does not like testing itself), what results are available do suggest "that average achievement in the tested subjects has not improved, but rather has deteriorated over the past 25 years ... as test results deteriorated between 1966 and 1991, the student/teacher ratio declined by about one third, while expenditures per student, adjusted for inflation, more than doubled."
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