PCE in the News

Parents for Choice in Education Executive Director, Donna Trimble, has been engaged in numerous interviews for print, and one for radio in recent days. These have all been requested after the Government... Read more
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Paper Petition Against Inspiring Education

It is absolutely irreconcilable that Alberta Education would push forward a curriculum that many of it's customers, Alberta Tax payers, do not want, and it is even more unbelievable that parents like... Read more
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PCE Calgary Herald Column on Inspiring Education

"Parent choice in education will soon be an illusion in Alberta. Alberta Education’s micro-management of core curriculum has overstepped its mandate to provide education objectives for students from kindergarten to Grade 12."Parents... Read more
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Discovering Discovery Math

The issues around Discovery Math and Inspiring Education- which would see this errant imbalance spread across the curriculum-are very plain to see, and very easily corrected. Discovery Math and Inspiring Education has... Read more
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Archived PC Leadership Survey

We sent out a 9-question survey to the three candidates who are running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party.  Parents for Choice in Education is not tied to any particular... Read more
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Discovery Math and the Inspiring Education Connection

Early in 2014, the Discovery Math curriculum was brought into question. In a new petition created by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies, it is suggested that Inspiring Education is the root of the problems.... Read more
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Some Thoughts on Bills 10 and 202

Lost beneath the avalanche of attention given to the issue of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) by the media and opposition parties is this important fact: Bill 10 represented an attempt by the Alberta... Read more
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Parental Choice at Risk with Bill 202

November 26, 2014 A private member's bill:  Bill 202 has been tabled in the Alberta Legislature, and should this bill pass, it would severely limit parental freedoms and choice in areas of... Read more
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PCE's executive director in the Calgary Herald

PCE's executive director had an opinion piece published in the Calgary Herald today.  Please check it out. Read more
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The History of Education in Alberta

Retired teacher and administrator Leif Stolee has put together a very detailed account of the evolution of Alberta's education system.  Rather than try to summarize it, I am going to include it... Read more
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Choice-friendly Candidates Elected to School Boards

Parents for Choice in Education has been involved working behind the scenes with a number of school trustee candidates who are supporters of parental authority and school choice. We are very pleased... Read more
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Trustee Elections on Oct 21st

School Board trustee elections are coming up quickly, and we would encourage you to educate yourself carefully about which candidates stand for choice in education and parental authority. If you'd like any... Read more
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Face-to-Face Consultations on Education Act Regulations

The provincial government's consultations into the new regulations that will come in under the education act are ongoing. If you have not yet had a chance to fill out the survey associated... Read more
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Find Your Local Trustee Candidates

Elections for Public and Catholic School Boards across the province are now in full swing. Often, municipal elections tend to get most of the attention, but school trustee elections are just as... Read more
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The Case for Expanding Alberta's Charter Schools

Parents for Choice has been getting a lot of media attention lately. In addition to being on Alberta Primetime, we've just had a column from our Executive Director published in C2C Journal.... Read more
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Parents for Choice on Alberta Primetime - With Video

Yesterday, Parents for Choice's Executive Director was on Primetime to discuss the changes coming to standardized testing in Alberta. You can watch the video here. We believe that standardized testing is important... Read more
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PCE Representative to Speak on Alberta Primetime

Garnett Genuis with Parents for Choice in Education will be on Alberta Primetime tonight at 6pm and 11pm, talking about Alberta's new approach to standardized testing. As an organization, we support standardized... Read more
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German Family Targeted in Home Schooling Raid

In Germany, home education is illegal. This law is a great travesty, a violation of the fundamental rights all parents have as the primary educators of their children. On August 29th, one... Read more
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Slate Article Claims: If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person

This article appeared in Slate a few days ago, claiming that you are a bad person if you send your children to a private school. Reading this, I wondered at first if... Read more
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C.D. Howe Report on School Performance in Alberta

The C.D. Howe Institute just put out a report on the performance of Alberta schools. It's a very interesting read, and you can access it directly here. This is a valuable tool... Read more
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Great Article from the UK on Political Bias in Education

I recently stumbled across this article and thought I'd share it with you. It's a good analysis of how political bias in education can influence the thinking of young people. It is... Read more
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Education Act Regulations - Take the Survey

As mentioned in a previous post, the government is current undertaking consultations related to the recently-passed education act. The new act establishes an overall framework, but some of the specifics of way... Read more
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Milton Friedman on School Choice

Milton Friedman is well known for his economic ideas. Perhaps less well known are his views on education. However, Friedman believed that the single thing that would do the most to improve... Read more
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Implementing Alberta's new Education Act - The Regulations

          Alberta passed a new education act last fall. The debate around the education act was a central focus for us and for other organizations concerned about parental... Read more
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Does One-Size-Fits-All Education Help Students Integrate?

One of the main arguments for one-size-fits-all education has long been that students who attend public schools are more likely to be integrated citizens of their community. The theory is that students... Read more
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