Never Enough: The Increasing Cost of Public Education in Manitoba and How to Curb it

Alexandra Burnett, Education, Research Papers, Rodney Clifton

WINNIPEG, MB, October 22, 2018 – The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has just released a new research paper, Never Enough: The Increasing Cost of Public Education in Manitoba and How to Curb it  by Rod Clifton, a senior fellow and Alexandra Burnett, a junior research associate with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. The paper reveals that the cost of public education in Manitoba varies across 36 of 38 school divisions and has increased between two and four times the growth in the CPI.

In August, Manitoba’s Premier appointed a new Minister of Education who is now tasked with bringing the rising cost of public education under control. It is important for taxpayers and parents to understand what school boards do because of their taxing authority. Some of Winnipeg’s largest school divisions will be at risk of cutting teachers’ jobs and programs if their budget needs are not met. This study offers an in-depth analysis of the cost of public education in Manitoba from 2002-03 to 2016-17 and suggests some simply policies to help curb the rising cost of public education.

To read this research paper, click here: FC-PS219_NeverEnough_OC2218_F2