Inequality in Schools

An organization in Ontario called People for Education recently released a report about inequalities in public education. Some public schools, they argue, are doing better than others. This is because schools in... Read more
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Left Behind: David Seymour Event Tomorrow in Edmonton

Parents for Choice in Education is pleased to be welcoming David Seymour, international school choice expert, to Edmonton on June 13th. Alberta’s education system was once internationally renowned for both choice and... Read more
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Grant Persecuted Home Educators Asylum

Parents have a fundamental right to raise their children in a way that reflects their values. Parents are responsible for the education of their children – they can delegate that responsibility to... Read more
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David Staples advocates yearly testing

Edmonton Journal columnist makes an eloquent defence of standardized testing in this column, and suggests that the new revised tests should take place on an annual basis. What he proposes is similar... Read more
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New Standardized Testing Must Assess Knowledge as well as Skill

Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) is calling on the Government of Alberta to clarify certain aspects of their proposed changes to standardized testing. Assessments must measure what students are learning and... Read more
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Government Announces Major Standardized Testing Overhaul

The Alberta government has announced a major overhaul of the way standardized testing is done in Alberta. You can read about it here, and listen to the press conference here. Parents for... Read more
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The Fast Track to University

I recently stumbled across this article about one home educating family in Alabama. Many different families home educate in different ways and put emphasis on different kinds of things. In this case,... Read more
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Sexually Explicit Education

In Germany, a book released in 1991 has been circulating through Berlin’s first grade classrooms. Graphically illustrated, “Where Do You Come From?” teaches children ages 5 and up about stages of sexual... Read more
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Fraser Institute Releases High School Rankings

The Fraser Institute rates high schools across Alberta on an annual basis based on their academic performance. This provides critical information to parents which they can use when selecting a high school... Read more
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More Professionals Choosing Home Education

I recently came across a really interesting article about home education. (Follow the link to read it). It's written by a pediatrician who had a lot of negative stereotypes about home education,... Read more
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Errors Identified in Ontario Civics Curriculum

Some significant errors have been identified in Ontario’s Civics textbooks. These errors include, for example, the suggestion that Canada’s Senate is elected. You can read the story here. These mistakes demonstrate something... Read more
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New PCE Event

Parents for Choice in Education is hosting another major event, this time in Edmonton. We will be please to welcome international school choice expert David Seymour to speak about how Alberta's education... Read more
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Strong Turnout at Home Educators Conference in Red Deer

This weekend, the Alberta Home Education Assocation (AHEA) hosted a great conference in Red Deer. Numerous speakers, sessions, and exhibitors provided information and support for home educating families. Parents for Choice in... Read more
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Cuts Coming to Busing Support

The belt-tightening in Alberta's recent budget will have an affect on support for busing, according to Global News. The government is eliminating a fuel subsidy to schools, and this will increase costs... Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Alberta School Boards Association Offers Training to Trustee Candidates

School Board Trustee elections are coming up this fall, and Parents for Choice in Education is planning on playing an active role across the province helping to elect trustees who support parental... Read more
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