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1 Prepared by BCTF Research, October 2012

2 Prepared by BCTF Research, October BC falls behind in K–12 funding as a % of GDP Source: Statistics Canada (2010), Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2002–03 to 2008–09, p. 37 and Statistics Canada, Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2005–06 to 2009–10, (2011), p. 46.

3 Prepared by BCTF Research, October BC falls behind Canada in per-student funding Amount BC per student funding is below the national average *As measured by the amount of Operating Expenditures per student (current dollars) Source: BCTF calculations with data from Statistics Canada. (2011), Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2005–06 to 2009–10, p. 36.

4 Prepared by BCTF Research, October Most provinces hired more educators BCTF calculations. Data from Statistics Canada (2011), Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2005–06 to 2009–10, p. 25

5 Prepared by BCTF Research, October BC has worst student-educator ratio in Canada Source: Statistics Canada (2010), Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2001–02 to 2007–08, p. 34 and Statistics Canada (2011), Summary of Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2005–06 to 2009–10, p. 27.

6 Prepared by BCTF Research, October What if BC’s SER* was up to the national average? If BC brought its student-educator ratio up to the national average, we would have: 5,800 more teachers to work with students in BC classrooms $500 million more in the education budget three to four additional teachers per school. *The student-educator ratio includes teachers and administrators.

7 Prepared by BCTF Research, October Loss of specialist teachers since 2001–02 FTE specialist teachers (FTE figures are rounded) 2001–022011–12Change since 2001–02 Library Services Counselling Special Education4,0523, English Language Learning1, Aboriginal Education Sources: BCTF Research table, with figures from BC Ministry of Education (2002, 2008, 2012), Staff by Year and Program Code (unpublished Form 1530 data).

8 Prepared by BCTF Research, October Increase in classes with four or more designated students with special needs Figures from BC Ministry of Education (various years). Overview of Class Size and Composition in BC Schools.

9 Prepared by BCTF Research, October BC is behind on eight key measures BC’s rank among provinces—percentage change in education funding: Statistics Canada indicators, 2005–06 to 2009–10 Percentage change in funding for elementary and secondary schools between 2005–06 and 2009–10 Type of funding BC’s rank among provinces: Percent increase in funding (1st=highest & 10th=lowest) Operating expenditures (in current dollars)10th Total expenditures (in current dollars)10th Total expenditures per student (in current dollars)10th Total expenditures per student (in 2002 constant dollars)10th Total expenditures per capita (in current dollars)10th Total expenditures per capita (in 2002 constant dollars)10th Total expenditures as a percentage of GDP9th Total expenditures per student as a percentage of GDP per capita8th Source: BCTF Research table with information from Statistics Canada (2011). Summary Public School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2005/2006 to 2009/2010, Charts A.17.2, A.19.2, A , A , A , A , A31.2, A.32.2.

10 Prepared by BCTF Research, October How to create Better Schools for BC Here’s our plan for quality public education: Class-size and composition guarantees Specialist teachers in every school Increased investment in public education

11 Prepared by BCTF Research, October How to create Better Schools for BC continued A child poverty reduction plan Authentic student assessment Respect for diversity and equal opportunities for all Full collective bargaining rights

12 To learn more, talk to your children’s teachers and visit:

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