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ERIC Number: EJ867844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Introducing a Market Element into the Funding Mechanism of Public Education in British Columbia: A Critical Policy Analysis of Part 6.1 of the School Amendment Act, 2002 (Bill 34)
Fallon, Gerald; Paquette, Jerald
McGill Journal of Education, v44 n2 p143-163 2009
This policy study explores origins of part 6.1 of "Bill 34" ("School Amendment Act, 2002") and its impacts on the institutional behaviour of two public school districts in British Columbia. Part 6.1 permits school districts to raise funds through for-profit school district business companies (SDBC). The analysis found several consequences of the policy: lack of accountability of SDBCs, increased fiscal inequity among school districts, and greater responsiveness of school districts to the needs of a globally rather than locally situated community of students. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada