ICYMI: News From Progress Alberta

Is this Jason Kenney confidant running against him—or for him?

Doug Schweitzer was Jason Kenney’s scrutineer for the official count of ballots that determined the leadership of the PC party. This is a key position—a position only given to someone with the deep, implicit trust of the candidate in order to observe the casting and counting of ballots.

Doug Schweitzer is also running to be the leader of the United Conservative Party against Jason Kenney.

The Private-Public Triple Flip: How Glenmore Christian Academy took advantage of the system

Glenmore Christian Academy in Calgary doesn’t offer gymnastics—but it should. The school has mastered the art of flipping from a privately run institution to enjoying the financial perks of being fully publicly funded and has now flipped back to being a private school.

Parents for Choice in Education: A look into the powerful and politically connected group that wants to out LGBTQ students

o-JASON-KENNEY-570square.jpgThe shadowy advocacy group behind Jason Kenney’s efforts to out students who join gay straight alliances or GSAs has a name. 

Millions of dollars in public funds have gone to private school with ties to Scientology

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.

Two out of three Albertans agree: We should defund private schools and invest in public education

A new poll shows widespread public support for phasing out public funding of private schools and reallocating those funds to the public education system.

RAW VIDEO: Timeline of the Alan Hallman altercation at the PC Leadership convention

By Duncan Kinney 

Clear Water Academy: A private school turned public school that charges $12,200 a year in ‘fees’

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. 

Say hello to the most elite private school in Alberta: Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

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.

Map: How much does that private school down the street get in public taxpayer dollars?

Ever wanted to know how much money the private school down the street gets from Joe Q. Taxpayer?