The government has committed to bring forward a Choice in Education Act. This proposed Act will affirm parents’ rights as primary decision-makers in their child’s education, and support choice.
The proposed Act will focus on affirming and supporting choice within the existing education framework. This is not a discussion about changing the fundamental structures or governance of Alberta’s education system. Engagement will focus on ways to support choice in Alberta’s education system while balancing choice with the realities of fiscal restraint.
The Ministry has recently opened a survey seeking feedback from Albertans as it prepares Choice in Education legislation, anticipated to be part of the Spring 2020 legislative agenda.
The survey provides a very good opportunity to share recommendations and concerns. As the parent community of a charter school, I strongly encourage you to complete the survey (about 10-15 minutes) prior to December 6/19.