As Budget Tightens, Time to Focus on What Matters

Alberta is facing a fiscal squeeze. Having run a deficit for five years, the provincial government is now saying that they may run an operational deficit this year and need to look... Read more
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Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities Speak Out about School Choice

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr recently put forward a motion calling for an end to public funding for independent schools. We strongly oppose this motion, because it take an important element of school... Read more
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Lifesitenews challenges CBC on Home Education story

Lifesitenews has challenged CBC on a story they did recently about homeschooling in Alberta. The CBC story included a skit which poked fun at homeschooling, and interviews with various people involved with... Read more
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School Board Election Coming Soon

School Board Elections in Alberta are about a year away, but it is important for those who are interested in running to start getting ready now. School Board Trustees make many of... Read more
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"Kindergarten quandary" - PCE in the Edmonton Journal

A recent feature in the Edmonton Journal on mandatory and full-day kindergarten included comment from our Executive Director. You can read the story here. The article re-states our position - that mandatory... Read more
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Liberals Move to De-fund Independent Schools

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr has proposed a motion that will be discussed in the Legislature on Monday, Nov. 26.  The Motion reads: “Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government... Read more
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ASBA Defeats Sexual Orientation Motion

Earlier, we brought your attention to a motion which was to be debate by the Alberta School Boards Association regarding sexual orientation. The motion called for specific policies at the school board... Read more
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Education Act Passes

Alberta's new Education Act passed the legislature in the wee hours of this morning. It had the support of government and Wildrose MLAs, and was opposed by Liberal and NDP MLAs. (Liberal... Read more
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LifeSiteNews Coverage of PCE and ASBA’s 2 Contentious Motions

We’ve recently sought to bring attention to debates that the Alberta School Boards Association is having about mandatory full-day kindergarten and about how they go about addressing bullying of various groups within... Read more
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Don't Parents at Least Have a Right to Know?

A pro-life blog / news organization called LifeSiteNews.com recently sought access to a speech given about homosexuality and religion at a high school in Hamilton, ON. The school district acknowledged that they... Read more
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Alberta School Boards Association to Debate Contentious Items

The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) will be meeting in Edmonton November 18-20th. Two contentious items are on the agenda. The first is item 4P, which calls for mandated fully-funded half-time kindergarten... Read more
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School Choice Debate in Calgary Herald

On Tuesday, Calgary Herald columnist Naomi Lakritz argued that parents should not be able to opt their children out of lessons on religion and sexuality.  PCE Executive Director Garnett Genuis sent in... Read more
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PCE on Sun News

Parents for Choice in Education Executive Director Garnett Genuis will be speaking with Brian Lilley tonight on Byline on Sun News Network. The show is on in Alberta from 7-8pm. Read more
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Letter for Minister Johnson

We are asking our members and supporters to write to the Minister of Education, and to their MLAs, encouraging them to add our proposed new sections to the Education Act. As explained... Read more
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PCE Response to the New Education Act: Does not Attack, Fails to Defend

Parents for Choice in Education has carefully reviewed the new Education Act (Bill 3) put forward by the government. It is a very long bill, which deals with many different aspects of... Read more
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Alberta Government Introduces New Education Act

Today, the government of Alberta introduced a new Education Act. The Act is substantially different from the Act introduced this spring. We are currently reviewing the act to determine if it contains... Read more
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Amended Version of Education Act Coming this Fall

It is becoming increasingly clear the Alberta government’s new Education Act will be re-introduced this fall, but will be different in certain respects from the previous 2 versions of the act which... Read more
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Addressing Bullying in our Schools

The tragic suicide of BC teen Amanda Todd has put the issue of bullying back into the public spot-light. Bullying has always been a problem, but modern technology puts many new and... Read more
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Can Catholic Schools Be Catholic?

A furor is emerging in Ontario about whether or not Catholic schools can teach Catholic teaching, in cases where those teaching may be deemed to contradict current ideas about human rights. It... Read more
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LifeSiteNews Covers Parents for Choice in Education

LifeSiteNews, a prominent Canadian socially conservative news website, has written a great article about our work at Parents for Choice in Education. You can read the article here. We thank them for... Read more
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Do PATs work?

In a recent editorial, the Rocky View Weekly called for more innovative testing instruments, suggesting that the current Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are old-fashioned and do not effectively measure student progress. You... Read more
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Politics in the Classroom

Sun News is reporting that the BC Teacher's Federation has put out a new lesson plan which involves presenting one side (and only one side) of the debate about the Northern Gateway... Read more
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"Proposed Toronto gay-centric school focus of public forum"

A former student trustee in Toronto has recently proposed that the Toronto District School Board create a gay-centric school in Toronto. The school would be open to all, but would focus specifically... Read more
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'Free Schools' Growing in US and UK

Evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom shows that giving schools more independence and flexibility can significantly increase their effectiveness. As explained in this Economist article (at the bottom of... Read more
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No Zero?

At the end of last week, Edmonton Public school teacher Lynden Dorval was fired for insisting on giving students a mark of 0 when they fail to complete required work. Lynden's case... Read more
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