A common barrier to more independent schools is the cost of construction and/or expansion of existing facilities.
Alberta has experienced a decline in student scores in reading, science and math.
Less than half of Grade 6 students met the provincial benchmark in math last school year.
Spending on education in Ontario continues to rise.
In 2014/15, B.C. spent $11,216 per public school student compared to $13,155 in Alberta.
A recent analysis found that Catholic school boards in Ontario are increasingly enrolling non-Catholic students.
The United Conservative Party (UCP) recently released some proposed reforms in education.
Ontario has a higher percentage of students in independent schools than Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Alberta currently offers the greatest degree of school choice in Canada.
Alberta is currently the only province to offer charter schools.