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18 Jun 2020 BC Cuts Funding to Independent Distributed Learning Schools

by Levi Minderhoud This seems to be a year of almost unlimited government spending. The federal government (as of April 30) announced that its deficit would be $252 billion this year. The government of British Columbia is also spending $5 billion on a variety of COVID-related measures. The dominant view among policy-makers and economists is that the government should spend, spend, spend to avoid an even deeper recession. But, apparently, that fund-everything-in-sight logic doesn’t apply to independent distributed learning (IDL) schools in BC. On May 4th, the BC Minister of Education decided...

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