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October 2, 2013

British Columbia leads the provinces in educational outcomes for young Aboriginal adults, while Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta lag badly, according to a report released today by the C.D.  Howe Institute. In “Why is BC Best? The Role of Provincial and Reserve School Systems in Explaining Aboriginal Student Performance,” author John Richards finds that innovative approaches in BC help account for much better high-school completion rates for Aboriginal students, compared to other provinces with large Aboriginal populations.

 

John Richards
John Richards

Roger Phillips Scholar of Social Policy, C.D. Howe Institute