PCE to Host Fundraising Dinner in Calgary with Michael Coren

Parents for Choice in Education will be hosting a fundraising dinner in Calgary on March 9th with TV host and best-selling author Michael Coren. Michael Coren speaks often about education issues on... Read more
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Ontario Update: New Premier Wants New Proposed Sex-Ed Curriculum Impose on All Schools

Ontario’s recently elected premier Kathleen Wynne has indicated that her administration will bring back a controversial sex-ed curriculum which was proposed by previous Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty. McGuinty shelved the program after... Read more
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Alberta Education Minister Talks Curriculum Changes

Speaking recently in Edson, Alberta's education minister Jeff Johnson suggested that curriculum needs to change and adapt with the times. His comments were covered in the Edson Leader, and you can read... Read more
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PCE to Exhibit at AHEA Conference

One of the organizations in Alberta which advocates for parental authority and choice in education is the Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA). AHEA represents the home education community in Alberta. On April... Read more
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Catholic Trustees Raise Awareness with "Faith in our Future" Campaign

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the value of a distinct Catholic school system. The right for Catholics to have a separate education... Read more
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Alberta's Education Minister Eyes 'Merit Pay' for Teachers

Alberta's Education Minister mused yesterday about creating a system of 'merit pay' for teachers in Alberta. This is the idea that 'better teachers' who go above and beyond the call of duty... Read more
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Catholic School Field Trip Planned to Campaign for Obama

A Catholic school in Ontario planned a field trip to campaign for Obama. This might be troubling to many Catholics, who see clear incongruities between the teachings of the Catholic Church and... Read more
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School in Whitecourt Offers Unique Alternative Delivery Model

A school in Whitecourt, recently featured in the 'Whitecourt Star' offers a unique approach to education which allows more students to take the courses they need to graduate. You can read about... Read more
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School Choice: Year in Review and Look Ahead

PCE recently came across a post on an American education blog - a school choice 'year in review', looking at trends in education and school choice south of the border. It's worth... Read more
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As Budget Tightens, Time to Focus on What Matters

Alberta is facing a fiscal squeeze. Having run a deficit for five years, the provincial government is now saying that they may run an operational deficit this year and need to look... Read more
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Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities Speak Out about School Choice

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr recently put forward a motion calling for an end to public funding for independent schools. We strongly oppose this motion, because it take an important element of school... Read more
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Lifesitenews challenges CBC on Home Education story

Lifesitenews has challenged CBC on a story they did recently about homeschooling in Alberta. The CBC story included a skit which poked fun at homeschooling, and interviews with various people involved with... Read more
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School Board Election Coming Soon

School Board Elections in Alberta are about a year away, but it is important for those who are interested in running to start getting ready now. School Board Trustees make many of... Read more
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"Kindergarten quandary" - PCE in the Edmonton Journal

A recent feature in the Edmonton Journal on mandatory and full-day kindergarten included comment from our Executive Director. You can read the story here. The article re-states our position - that mandatory... Read more
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Liberals Move to De-fund Independent Schools

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr has proposed a motion that will be discussed in the Legislature on Monday, Nov. 26.  The Motion reads: “Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government... Read more
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ASBA Defeats Sexual Orientation Motion

Earlier, we brought your attention to a motion which was to be debate by the Alberta School Boards Association regarding sexual orientation. The motion called for specific policies at the school board... Read more
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Education Act Passes

Alberta's new Education Act passed the legislature in the wee hours of this morning. It had the support of government and Wildrose MLAs, and was opposed by Liberal and NDP MLAs. (Liberal... Read more
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LifeSiteNews Coverage of PCE and ASBA’s 2 Contentious Motions

We’ve recently sought to bring attention to debates that the Alberta School Boards Association is having about mandatory full-day kindergarten and about how they go about addressing bullying of various groups within... Read more
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Don't Parents at Least Have a Right to Know?

A pro-life blog / news organization called LifeSiteNews.com recently sought access to a speech given about homosexuality and religion at a high school in Hamilton, ON. The school district acknowledged that they... Read more
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Alberta School Boards Association to Debate Contentious Items

The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) will be meeting in Edmonton November 18-20th. Two contentious items are on the agenda. The first is item 4P, which calls for mandated fully-funded half-time kindergarten... Read more
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School Choice Debate in Calgary Herald

On Tuesday, Calgary Herald columnist Naomi Lakritz argued that parents should not be able to opt their children out of lessons on religion and sexuality.  PCE Executive Director Garnett Genuis sent in... Read more
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PCE on Sun News

Parents for Choice in Education Executive Director Garnett Genuis will be speaking with Brian Lilley tonight on Byline on Sun News Network. The show is on in Alberta from 7-8pm. Read more
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Letter for Minister Johnson

We are asking our members and supporters to write to the Minister of Education, and to their MLAs, encouraging them to add our proposed new sections to the Education Act. As explained... Read more
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PCE Response to the New Education Act: Does not Attack, Fails to Defend

Parents for Choice in Education has carefully reviewed the new Education Act (Bill 3) put forward by the government. It is a very long bill, which deals with many different aspects of... Read more
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Alberta Government Introduces New Education Act

Today, the government of Alberta introduced a new Education Act. The Act is substantially different from the Act introduced this spring. We are currently reviewing the act to determine if it contains... Read more
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