ICYMI: News From Progress Alberta
Parents for Choice in Education: A look into the powerful and politically connected group that wants to out LGBTQ students
The shadowy advocacy group behind Jason Kenney’s efforts to out students who join gay straight alliances or GSAs has a name.
Progressive Academy, a private school in Edmonton, sells its educational program by saying it’s based on “observation, study and practice.” Honourable goals, for sure. What’s not mentioned to parents is Progressive Academy’s connection to the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the controversial and oft criticized religion of Scientology, and the creator of a teaching method called Applied Scholastics.
A new poll shows widespread public support for phasing out public funding of private schools and reallocating those funds to the public education system.
By Duncan Kinney
The Elite 15: The 15 private schools in Alberta that charge more than $10,000 a year in tuition while raking in $30 million in subsidies
When you add up the public taxpayer subsidies these 15 elite schools received in the 2015-2016 school year it comes to more than than $30 million. That's $30 million that's going, in part, to equestrian programs, tiny class sizes and groomed cross country ski trails, while public schools deal with hungry children and classrooms with 30 plus students.
On a beautiful and massive campus on 160 donated acres south of Calgary, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School has carved out a niche as one of the most elite and expensive private schools in Alberta.
Ever wanted to know how much money the private school down the street gets from Joe Q. Taxpayer?
Five provinces in Canada publicly subsidize private schools: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec.
My name is Christa Winsnes. I am a farmer who lives and works near Ryley, Alberta and I never thought I’d be writing a guest post for Progress Alberta. We don’t agree on much but people need to know what Jason Kenney has done to my small town.