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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Edmonton Public Schools Puts Pressure on Charter Schools

Edmonton Public Schools is trying to push the provincial government to give them capital dollars for new schools, but also to allow them to sell off school currently being leased to charter... Read more
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Retiring Pioneer in School Choice in Alberta Celebrated

On Friday, I had the honour of attending a retirement celebration for Strathcona Christian Academy Principle Jim Seutter. Jim has been the principle of that school for 33 years, and was a... Read more
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'Left Behind' Event a Great Success

Parents for Choice in Education was pleased to host international school choice expert David Seymour for a talk on June 13th about the economics of school choice, and about how our system... Read more
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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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