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  1. Stir up a crises. Bring massive and poorly-planned restructuring to the sector, creating confusion and sowing dissent;
  2. Seize funding from locally-elected boards and centralize it in the provincial department of education;
  3. Starve school boards of the funds they need with a funding formula that falls far short of their needs;
  4. Once the effects of underfunding become apparent unclean, unsafe schools, overworked and unhappy staff, labour unrest, stressed out students offer a generous tax credit for parents who want to bail out of the public system.