Forty-four of B.C.'s 60 school districts have closed 176 schools since 2002, and over 50 more closures are certain or threatened over the next couple of years. But demographic projections suggest that closures are a short-term solution that will create a long-term problem.
The figures on closures come from a database created by the B.C. Teachers' Federation and available on the BCTF website. They provide a concise history of education under the Liberals, and a discouraging preview.