educational choice

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Expectations are growing in many circles that the new NDP government in Alberta will be transformative.


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As BC parents and students struggle with the teachers’ strike and prospects of a significantly delayed school year, it’s worth understanding how and why one-in-eight students (and their parents) in the province is unaffected by the strike.

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Au moment où les élèves et les enseignants québécois font leur rentrée scolaire, il vaut la peine de s’arrêter un instant pour faire le point sur l’état de l’éducation au Québec. Il ne fait aucun doute qu’une très bonne éducation est essentielle à la réussite au 21e siècle. Un diplôme d’école secondaire réduit considérablement le risque de connaître un faible revenu et le chômage.

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In a liberal democracy, where critical thinking is often touted as an end goal in education, it was disappointing to read Calgary MLA Kent Hehr’s attack on parental choice in education (“Private schools divide pupils by wealth and religion,” July 26).

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In her May 20th column, Why I can't vote for Tim Hudak, our long-time friend, Tasha Kheiriddin, raised questions concerning the Tory plan for reforming K-12 education in Ontario.


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There is no question that a great education is essential to success in the 21st century. Completing high school, for example, markedly reduces the chances of unemployment or the probability of remaining trapped in low-income jobs.

The importance of education to a child’s future success explains the increasing interest on the part of parents, and therefore politicians, in ensuring not only a functioning but thriving education system. Supporting parents in choosing their children’s education and fostering competition between schools is vital to such efforts.


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There is no question that a great education is essential to success in the 21st century. Completing high school, for example, markedly reduces the chances of unemployment or the probability of remaining trapped in low-income jobs.

The importance of education to a child’s future success explains the increasing interest on the part of parents, and therefore politicians, in ensuring not only a functioning but thriving education system. Supporting parents in choosing their children’s education and fostering competition between schools is vital to such efforts.