Ontario union leaders say proposed increases to the number of students per teacher will hurt the quality of education in the province.
Provinces PISA scores in all three subjects are below the national average.
Quebec and B.C. have fairly simple public education systems, relying on independent schools to provide the bulk of educational choice.
Independent school enrolment reaches a high of 12.8 per cent in B.C. and a low of 0.8 per cent in New Brunswick.
B.C. spends 19.6 per cent less than New Brunswick per student—$14,768 versus $11,879.
Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $25.5 billion to $27.9 billion.
Three years later B.C. has fallen to fourth place in reading, science and math.
Canada’s lowest average score was in math—12th overall.
Singapore, the top-scoring country in math and science , had eight more students (on average) in its high school classes than Canada.