The amount of money governments spend on schools is a hot topic.
A new study from think-tank Fraser Institute says the amount of sunk into public education has steadily risen between 2004 and 2014.
According to the report, the bulk of the increase is for salaries, benefits and especially pensions.
In total, B.C. teachers compensation grew from less than $3.7 billion to more than $4.4 billion.
Even while the Vancouver School Board struggles with controversy, money is a sticking point.
Speaking with CKNW on Tuesday, NDP education critic Rob Fleming referenced school funding when discussing the possibility of school trustees being replaced.
“I think what minister Bernier is looking for is another excuse besides his government’s horrible funding record is the reason why he would consider dismissing a board.”
The report also says while per-student spending across the country has risen, including in B.C., it’s offset by a nearly 4 per cent drop in enrollment.
CKNW has reached out to the BC Teachers Federation for comment.