New Trustee Voter Guide to help you vote wisely Oct 18!
On October 18th, 2021 during Alberta’s municipal elections, we have the opportunity and responsibility to elect school board trustees within each of Alberta's school districts.
School board trustees set important policies and priorities which directly impact the experience of students and families within their district.
To help you vote wisely, Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) is produced a Trustee Voter Guide with information for over 200 trustee candidates in dozens of school districts across the province.Read more
How Catholic education set a Canadian standard for choice in education
Written by Jeff Park, PCE Executive Director, in honour of Catholic Education Sunday 2020
“Canada is a grand experiment.” Those words rang out, closely accompanying the dear words of the Oath of Citizenship - the culmination of my long and costly (in countless senses) undertaking to become a Canadian citizen. The judge was taking one last chance to instill in us the values to which every Canadian should aspire - especially the value of pluralism. He explained that Canada has the unique heritage of being founded on the ideal of pluralism - not pretending that differences can be wished or washed or “melted” away, but valuing the unique contributions those differences provide. Canadian exceptionalism - if we can boast such a thing - lies in thoroughly applying this ideal, down to the level of schools.Read more
New home ed option, confronting bad ATA arguments & Education Minister meeting: September in review
New PCE editorial and TV interview!
Thanks to the National Telegraph for publishing PCE’s response to a recent attack on education choice launched by a former Alberta Teachers’ Association president.
Read PCE’s full editorial by clicking here or on the picture below:
PCE also did a TV interview with Tanya Granic Allan, former president of Ontario’s Parents as First Educators, on her new show “Counterpoint”, where PCE’s Executive Director, Jeff Park, had the opportunity to highlight Alberta’s leadership on education choice.
Watch the interview segment with Jeff Park at the 11 minute 04 second mark by clicking here or on the picture below.
As a non-profit organization PCE depends entirely on the donations of citizens to continue strengthening education choice in Alberta. Consider donating today to ensure we can keep doing this important work!
A Revel and Remedy: Review of New Home Education Regulations
Heading into this new school year, we have a new law, the Choice in Education Act, and a new set of regulations pursuant to that law.
First, a quick explanation: didn’t Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) already review the Choice in Education Act? Yes, we did!
And when we did so, we mentioned “the degree to which genuine choice is actually supported through these changes will be highly dependent on forthcoming regulations”.
So how did the regulators do?