Education bill replaces parental choice

So the provincial government wants to play big brother with the way we teach our kids do they?

So the provincial government wants to play big brother with the way we teach our kids do they?

I think they had better think again.

The Alberta Home Education Association just held a peaceful demonstration at the provincial legislative building to voice their displeasure with some of the wording and the problems they foresee in the proposed new Education Act, and justifiably so.

In a society that seeks to promote diversity and tolerance, it would seem that quite the opposite is practised by those who we put into power.

If you think this will not affect you but only homeschoolers, think again. We are on a slippery slope and what you “teach” your kids at home might slip out in an inconvenient time and place and get you in trouble.

I have been educated in both separate and public systems, and also a supporter of the Alberta Home Education Association.

There are some excellent teachers out there, but the curriculum might not be what you would choose for you children.

People need to phone their MLA and voice their displeasure with Bill 2.

The other option is to sit back and do nothing and wake up someday to realize that your kids are not yours, but property of the government.

Look it up and think about it. The choice is yours … for now.

Bruce Harvey

Red Deer

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