The government says there are about 15 million students enrolled in education in Canada, but many of those are barely getting by.
There are also about 1.2 million students in Ontario, and almost 3 million in Manitoba, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
That means the country is running on about a third less money than when the Liberals took office.
In a recent paper, the CRPA compared the education systems in Canada and the United States.
The CRPA found that the United Kingdom’s schools are a lot better than those in Canada.
They’re well-funded, with a focus on academic excellence.
They are well-staffed.
They have very high test scores.
They can offer high-quality learning and learning styles.
But they’re not able to provide all of those things that are important to students, especially at a time when our economy is struggling.
That’s the big picture, said Peter Morantz, who runs the CRPP’s education policy center.
In the short-term, if we look at the short term, our economy has been doing really well.
Our economy is expanding, our labour force is growing.
But we need to invest in education, in skills and in preparing students for success in the future.
In fact, the only thing that is happening that’s creating the long-term gains in education is that we’re investing in it.
Morantz said there’s a gap between what the education system is delivering and what we need.
It’s like the question, is the teacher doing her job?
The answer is no.
There is a need for more teachers, more support staff, more resources for teachers to support their students, but it’s not enough, he said.
And it’s getting worse, Morantz said.
If we’re talking about the short and medium-term outcomes, we’re seeing huge deficits.
We have an education system that is not delivering the quality education that we need, and that’s the problem.
Morant said there are many reasons why the government isn’t delivering the things that we want.
Education is about collaboration, and it is a collaborative work environment.
But the system is broken.
It doesn’t work as well with students who are struggling.
It also doesn’t deliver on the quality that we expect from education, Morant said.
We’re paying a high price in our health-care system.
There’s also a disconnect between what students need and what the system can deliver, Moranton said.
Students need to be able to access the services that are available, and they need to have access to quality educational opportunities that are not only affordable but also accessible to them.
The systems that we have are not delivering that, Moranz said.
Morants research found that many students are taking on more debt than they need, he added.
It can be more expensive than the benefits of higher education, he noted.
Students and their families need to understand that their education is a commitment that has to be made.
Morans research also found that students aren’t seeing much of an improvement in student achievement in Ontario after the Liberal government passed its reforms in 2015.
The provincial government has made significant changes to the curriculum, but not enough.
Morantz pointed out that the provincial government is not doing enough to support student learning, and he said the reforms don’t do enough to address inequities.
Moranz and other advocates say the government should spend more on teacher training, and provide more funding to schools that can provide the learning that students need.
We need to change the mindset, the way that we think about education, said Morantz.
If it’s only about money, we have a very narrow view of education.
We want to focus on what’s really important to kids.
If education is not just about money and about student achievement, it will be difficult for our kids to be successful.