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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Lawsuit Filed in Ontario over Parental Authority

A Hamilton-area father has announced that he is suing the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board over their decision to prevent him from pulling his children out of lessons which conflict with their family’s... Read more
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Teacher Contract Negotiations Ongoing

Contract negotiations are ongoing between the provincial government, school boards, and the Alberta Teacher's Association. Teacher compensation is not a central focus of our organization, but plays an important role in the... Read more
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MLAs Are Listening, Keep Calling

Congratulations to all of you who have been calling your MLAs, the Education Minister, and other politicians about the new Education Act, which we expect will be introduced this fall. MLAs have... Read more
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Reminder - Call Your MLA Today

Alberta's government caucus will be discussing the content of the new Education Act TOMORROW. We expect that the Act will be introduced this fall. This Act will touch on many different kinds... Read more
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