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Rally at the Legislature, Monday March 5

AHEA has organized a peaceful, prayerful rally to take place at the legislature on Monday, March from 12:30  – 1:30 pm.  The legislature will resume sitting at 1:30 on Monday, March 5 and congregating as a collective outside the legislature building will demonstrate home educator’s support for changing Bill 2.

When:  Monday, March 5, 12:30-1:30

Where: Outside main Legislature doors

Why: The Premier's office has indicated that they are evaluating whether people care about the changes AHEA is proposing on behalf of home educators. This rally will demonstrate that home educators support making changes to s.16 of Bill 2 Education Act.

Premier Redford is tracking how many people contact Minister  Lukaszuk or herself regarding Bill 2 and is being updated twice a day.  It is important to show support by continuing to respectfully call the Minister of Education (780) 427-5010 and the Premier’s office (780) 427-2251 and by peacefully gathering at the legislature.

AHEA has been working closely with Home School Legal Defence  Association to discern the potential implications of Bill 2 Education Act. The current wording of the legislation leaves home educating families very vulnerable.  Clarification on Bill 2 may be found at the HSLDA website http://www.hslda.ca/blog?year=2012&month=3
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*Consider taking the LRT as parking is limited at the Legislative Building

Wildrose Party to Propose Two Amendments to Bill 2

The Wildrose Party has informed AHEA that they will be proposing two amendments to Bill 2 in the legislature.  The following information regarding the exact wording of the proposal was provided:
Mr. Anderson to move that Bill 2, Education Act, be amended in the 8th recital of the Preamble, by striking out “parents have the right and the responsibility to make informed decisions respecting the education of their children” and substituting “parents have the paramount right and responsibility to make decisions respecting the education of their children”
 
Mr. Anderson to move that Bill 2, Education Act, be amended by striking out section 16 and substituting the following:
Respect
16
Education programs offered and instructional materials used in schools must

not promote or foster doctrines of racial or ethnic superiority or persecution,
religious intolerance or persecution, social change through violent action or
disobedience of laws.
(this clause is virtually identical to the second half of the previous section as it was written in the old Schools Act)
 
 
These amendments are supported by AHEA and HSLDA and are recommended as changes to Bill 2 Education Act.

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