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Ted Byfield - AHEA Convention 2019 Speaker

Ted Byfield


Ted Byfield was founder and publisher of Alberta Report news magazine, general editor of Alberta in the Twentieth Century, a 12-volume history of the province, and general editor of The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years, a 12-volume history of Christianity. His column on education appears in The, a web journal. He has recently authored two little books on modern pedagogy: Why History Matters and The Revolution Nobody Covered.

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The Autocracy of the Bureaucracy

Saturday 12:50-1:50PM | Parkland Pavilion

Since the election of an NDP government, the Department of Education has become increasingly aggressive in stifling independent elementary and secondary education throughout the province. This is generally attributed to a philosophical disparity between the department and the general public. But that's only half the story. The other half is a rooted fear within the bureaucracy that the public may discover the catastrophic failure that has engulfed our school system over the last 40 years and the conviction grows that something real must be done about it. In their response to this tragedy, home schooling parents are leading the way. They have a simple formula: “Get your kids out of the public system.”

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