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Schools Lobbying for Bill 2 s.16 changes

 
An encouraging development on March 12!
 
I was privileged to be able to meet with Citizens for Diversity in Education along with two very articulate home educating mothers.
 
CDE is a group tentatively calling itself "Citizens for Diversity in Education" and had been meeting regarding some policy changes at Edmonton Public last fall. Members of the group are involved in alternative Christian education programs sanctioned by the province education.  Organizations included in CDE are:
 
- ACSI-Association of Christian Schools International,
- Edmonton Society for Christian Education
- Living Waters Chiristian School Society
- Strathcona Christian Academy Society,
- Meadowlark Christian School Society
- Millwoods Christian School Society
- Grace Point Church
- Congregations of the Living Church of God,
- Mill Woods Pentecostal Assembly
- REAL Women
 
We met tonight to discuss the significant concerns regarding Bill 2 Education Act. Those involved in the meeting (approximately 15 individuals, each representing different organizations) were motivated to take action on Bill 2. CDE has significant concerns regarding section 16 of Bill 2 as well as the preamble statement.  At tonight’s meeting it was agreed that they would call their membership to action. They will be requesting that parents of their schools lobby for reforms to section 16 and the preamble. 
 
All who participated in the meeting were aware that debate on the Education Act will likely begin Wednesday.  They feel compelled to take action. CDE will be encouraging their membership to lobby via telephone and e-mail quickly.
 
Please pray for their efforts and that their parents will sense the urgency of this issue and that they will be compelled to act.


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