Government Working on PAT ‘Alternatives’

The provincial government has signaled that they are preparing to move to a different model for standardized testing – one that will apparently emphasize ‘competence’ over ‘content’. You can read an Edmonton... Read more
Share this

Budget Cuts Disproportionately Affect Independent Schools

The recent provincial budget in Alberta is something of an 'austerity budget'. Spending is maintained in some areas and cut in others. This reflects the fiscal reality, and we at PCE are... Read more
Share this

PCE Executive Director Speaks to ARPA Group

Yesterday evening, PCE Executive Director Garnett Genuis spoke to Alberta members of the Association for Reformed Political Action at Immanuel Canadian Reformed Church. He spoke about how they can effectively involve themselves... Read more
Share this

Budget Pressures on Education

Last week, the Alberta government released the provincial budget. Given increasing fiscal pressures, there are three major points worth noting with regard to education: 1) The government and the Alberta teachers association... Read more
Share this

Michael Coren Energizes PCE Supporters

This past Saturday, talk show host and best-selling author Michael Coren spoke to PCE supporters at a fundraising dinner in Calgary. Coren entertained those present by sharing various jokes and personal anecdotes,... Read more
Share this

Debate in 24 Hours about Graphic Sex Ed

We brought you a story earlier about a Vancouver school where a student was given a brochure with graphic pictures of people having sex. Parents were not consulted and the parent of... Read more
Share this

1 Week to Michael Coren Dinner

Parents for Choice in Education will be holding a fundraising dinner with Michael Coren in Calgary 1 week from today. Michael Coren is a widely acclaimed talk show host and best-selling author.... Read more
Share this

Sexually Explicit Materials in Schools

A woman in Nanaimo recently found out that her son had been given sexually-explicit material by instructors at school. The booklet he was given was designed to promote condom use, and showed... Read more
Share this

More Ontario Madness - Toronto School Board Paints Communism in a Positive Light

We at PCE focus our efforts here in Alberta; however, we also think it is important to follow development in education in other provinces. What happens in other places can quickly be... Read more
Share this

Fraser Institute Ranks Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute is a BC-based think tank, and it has existed for about 40 years. One of their ongoing projects is to rank schools, based on publically-available data, in order to... Read more
Share this