Summer 2022 Newsletter

  Parents across the continent have been more vocal than ever about concerns around their children’s education.  South of the border, it seems like every week brings a new victory for school... Read more
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Jason Kenney Steps Down

As Jason Kenney steps down from leadership of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) wishes to recognize his work towards educational reform in the province.   While we have... Read more
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The Basics of Critical Theory

Critical Theory has been in the news a lot over the past few years. You see headlines such as “How critical race theory sparked controversy in the U.S. and influenced Canadian education”... Read more
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Consent and Sexual Health Education resources

 Now that students are back in class across Alberta, we hear concerns from parents that they are alienated from their children's lives while they are at school. What is a parent to... Read more
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Consent for Children, but Not for Parents?

"When parents are left in the dark, vulnerable children in classrooms suffer. We must stop the damage" Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in... Read more
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Reckless Consent: How Radical Sex-Ed Makes Kids More Vulnerable

written by Martin Tampier “Consent” is central to discussions around sexual abuse and is an essential element of modern school sex-ed curricula. As the reader will learn, serious problems and conflicts of... Read more
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Spring 2022 Newsletter

  It's been a busy and exciting winter season for us.  We've been very active in advocacy, and our work has borne a lot of fruit.   Covid mandates are over at the... Read more
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Teacher Discipline in Context

The biggest development in education in Alberta seems to be the government’s draft K-6 curriculum.  It has gathered a lightning storm, and parts have returned to the drawing board. As I’ve said... Read more
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2021 Fall Review: Election outcomes and more!

  It’s been a crazy year. I took the helm in March as PCE's new Executive Director, and we have been at a full gallop since then. Our main effort has been the trustee... Read more
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New Trustee Voter Guide to help you vote wisely Oct 18!

  On October 18th, 2021 during Alberta’s municipal elections, we have the opportunity and responsibility to elect school board trustees within each of Alberta's school districts. School board trustees set important policies... Read more
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Education, Coercion, Abuse, and Parental Choice – the Legacy of the Residential Schools

I have been reading reports that over two hundred bodies of children have been found on the grounds of an old residential school in BC.  Like many of us, I cannot help but feel... Read more
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We Need Safety, Not Secrets, in Alberta Schools

If you’re a parent, you’ve been scammed.  As with most scams, you probably aren’t even aware. As always, the solution is awareness – in this case, about your local school boards. Remember... Read more
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A first look at Alberta’s K-6 curriculum draft

Thank you to the Lethbridge Herald who published this PCE op-ed as a Letter to the Editor on April 14, 2021. The ferocity of attacks against the Alberta K-6 curriculum is due partly to... Read more
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Beneath the surface of Alberta's great curriculum debate

  The rhetoric is so thick in discussions of Alberta’s K-6 curriculum, you could be forgiven if you imagined the sky is falling.  The truth is that it is, in a manner... Read more
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Alberta's NEW K-6 curriculum

  On March 29th, 2021, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced the release of Alberta’s updated draft kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum, which will be piloted in classrooms during the 2021/22 school year... Read more
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Get to know PCE’s new Executive Director, upcoming March webinar & sounding alarm on school research databases

We hope this message finds you well!  Here’s a round-up of important highlights and current opportunities related to parental choice in education.  Welcoming PCE’s new Executive Director, John Hilton-O’Brien The Board of Directors... Read more
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A new year & new opportunities

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2021 we extend our warmest wishes to you and your family.  Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) will be focusing attention on several key initiatives this... Read more
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Countdown to school trustee elections, home ed survey and more: Fall 2020 update

Our hearts go out to Alberta’s K-12 students and their parents who continue to deal with the ongoing uncertainty and burdens related to the pandemic and the various COVID-related measures impacting K-12... Read more
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How Catholic education set a Canadian standard for choice in education

  Written by Jeff Park, PCE Executive Director, in honour of Catholic Education Sunday 2020 “Canada is a grand experiment.” Those words rang out, closely accompanying the dear words of the Oath... Read more
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New home ed option, confronting bad ATA arguments & Education Minister meeting: September in review

  New PCE editorial and TV interview! Thanks to the National Telegraph for publishing PCE’s response to a recent attack on education choice launched by a former Alberta Teachers’ Association president.  Read... Read more
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A Revel and Remedy: Review of New Home Education Regulations

Heading into this new school year, we have a new law, the Choice in Education Act, and a new set of regulations pursuant to that law. First, a quick explanation: didn’t Parents... Read more
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PCE welcomes new Executive Director & August in review

September marks a time of transition for many families as students head back to classes in one of the most unusual years in recent memory.  This month also means a major transition... Read more
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New vision for student learning in Alberta - a tremendous improvement!

Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) applauds the new Ministerial Order on Student Learning which was released today.  Many may recall that in January 2020 the government solicited public input for this... Read more
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Education choice strengthened by passage of Bill 15 and funding framework improvements: June in review

  Congratulations to students and parents for officially completing the 2019/20 school year, especially given the unprecedented challenges of the past few months!  June has also been an eventful month in the... Read more
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Explore the new Choice in Education Act with PCE: May 2020 in review

  It has been an especially busy month for education choice in Alberta, given the recently tabled Choice in Education Act, as well as dealing with ongoing concerns with the new funding... Read more
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