This executive summary is part of the report on Canada’s School Expenditure where GPetrium draws out insights through data visualization and analytics. If you would like to visit other articles within this series, please visit our article Canada School Spending Series page.
Data can be found almost anywhere, but unfortunately, it is often in an unstructured and unpolished way, which can diminish its value to stakeholders. Data Analytics & Visualization can be used to assist policy makers and organizations to make informed decisions. In this report, we will use data analytics and visualization to better understand and derive insights from the Canadian School Expenditures throughout the period of 1973 to 2016.
The goal of the report is to understand the historical Canadian school spending through data visualization insights to help support governmental policies and societal perspectives on the matter. The dashboard is available at GPetrium.com for those interested in working with the data. Although we appreciate our mobile readers, the visualizations in our webpage are better used and seen on a desktop.
Education is a major part of Canada’s provincial expenditure. Therefore, changes to the education budget often have major impact on revenue and cost structures. An analysis of the “School Board Expenditures” dataset resulted on the following conclusions:
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At challenging times such as these, it is important to take a broad view to understand certain factors that have incited drastic changes across different countries and institutions in order to create a robust system that can help to alleviate the effects of future possible disruptions.