As always, AHEA encourages its members to be politically active and advocate for the rights of parents and home educating in Alberta. May 4-6, the United Conservative Party had its Founding AGM and voted on many new policies. Many policies were submitted by AHEA members and AHEA Board Members. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this way!
Because of your efforts, parental rights in education were solidified as a policy for the UCP!
The exact wording of the passed policy is as following:
"The United Conservative Party is committed to affirming the right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children."
This is a very significant stance for the UCP party to take and one that is of great value to home educators.
Another policy which passed is very important for home educators R106) "The UCP party is committed to parental choice in education, in both form and content." The 'form and content' component is very significant in AHEA's advocacy work with the UCP party!!