“It is essential the parents of Alberta stand against the bullying tactics of the Ministry of Education to reclaim their position as the primary caregivers and educators of their children and insist that schools be given the freedom to partner with parents to ensure the highest standard of safety and care for all Alberta students.”
*This message is being shared with permission from a Parents for Choice in Education email/blog article.
On Thursday November 2nd, Minister Eggen introduced Bill 24, which would – if passed – enforce secrecy, strip professional decision-making authority, remove sexual content opt-out provisions and replace a parent’s loving care with the strong arm of the state, all under the coercion, consultation and supervision of a select few.
After reading the proposed legislation, we have identified the following five key concerns.
1) Enforced secrecy with no stated exceptions
Bill 24 states that parent notification would be limited only to the fact that a club will be established or an associated school-wide activity will take place:
(6) The principal is responsible for ensuring that notification, if any, respecting a voluntary student organization or an activity referred to in subsection (1) is limited to the fact of the establishment of…
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