I have been reading reports that over two hundred bodies of children have been found on the grounds of an old residential school in BC. Like many of us, I cannot help but feel deep anger and grief – grief that innocent children should have died this way, and anger at those who were responsible for their care. Anger, too, that they may have died because the government insisted on the program – a government that we all have a say in.Read more
Education choice strengthened by passage of Bill 15 and funding framework improvements: June in review
Congratulations to students and parents for officially completing the 2019/20 school year, especially given the unprecedented challenges of the past few months!
June has also been an eventful month in the landscape of education choice - learn more from the updates below!
Choice in Education Act passes third reading & receives royal assent
Bill 15, the Choice in Education Act, successfully passed third reading late in the evening, Wednesday, June 24 after extensive debate, including nine proposed (and defeated) amendments by the NDP.
It received royal assent on June 26th and will come into force September 1, 2020.
Learn more about the impact of Bill 15 on Alberta’s education landscape from an analysis prepared by Parents for Choice in Education (PCE): Explore the new Choice in Education Act with PCE