Current Home Education Related Issues
March 16, 2020
COVID-19 Shuts Alberta's Schools
In an unprecedented move, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange has cancelled classes at all K-12 schools in Alberta for an indefinite period of time due to the spread of COVID-19. Of course, it's business as usual for home educators, but this is nevertheless a major education news story. For further details, please view an online news story by clicking here.
February 6, 2020
Choice in Education Videos
Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) has created a new way to promote educational choice in Alberta. It is requesting that families who have benefited from choice in education film short videos explaining why it matters to them. Home education is one of the options for education in Alberta, so home educators are welcome to submit videos for this project. Currently there are organizations in Alberta campaigning against choice in education, so PCE's plan should be a helpful counterweight to that effort. For information on this project and how to participate, please click here.
November 25, 2019
Opportunity for Input on Choice in Education Act
The Government of Alberta is currently working towards creating a Choice in Education Act. As part of this process, the government is asking for input from the public through a survey. The survey is available at the "Choice in education engagement" webpage. Parents for Choice in Education has also created a webpage to help people understand the issues involved in the survey and to offer ideas on how to best contribute to it. That webpage can be found by clicking here. Home educators should take this opportunity to advance the cause of educational freedom in Alberta by participating in this survey.
January 17, 2019
Education Unlimited has just released a paper explaining how home educators are affected by Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances. Home educators are not directly affected by this legislation, but they need to consider whether or not the schools they register with have compromised the Christian faith by complying with it. This paper, Bill 24 and the Alberta Home Educator, will help home educators think through the issues involved so that they can make an informed decision. Click here to read this paper.
Education Unlimited keeps you updated on the latest issues related to home education in Alberta.