Paul Willcocks, writing in the Tyee, has the story.
Here is his lede and a little bit more:
We don't talk much about two-tier education.
Two-tier health care, sure. Governments reject the idea that a sick child from a wealthy home should get better treatment than a child from a poor home.
But B.C. governments have been happy to let parents with money buy their children a big educational head start over the equally bright poor kid a few neighbourhoods away.
And the BC Liberals -- like the New Democrats and Socreds before them -- insist that less-affluent taxpayers subsidize the private schools they can't afford for their own children.
But recent (albeit flawed) polls and a policy shift from NDP leader John Horgan could signal a long overdue change...
...(W)hy are taxpayers subsidizing posh private schools, when the government insists the public system is meeting students' needs?
St. George's School is among the elite B.C. private schools. Tuition starts at $20,460. Based on the school's budget, it spends about $34,000 per student, almost four times as much as the provincial funding for students in public schools.
Yet taxpayers will subsidize St. George's with more than $3 million this year...
Go read it all.
(and keep a water-filled spray bottle handy to help put out the fire that will produce the smoke coming out of your ears)