February 21, 2018

Edmonton Public School trustees vote to end funding of private options: Here’s why

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Edmonton Public School Board trustees have just voted to ask the province to phase out funding for private schools in Alberta.

Eight of nine trustees voted in favour of a motion to lobby the government to end public dollars being spent on private education.

Now the board says it will send a letter to Education Minister David Eggen asking the ministry to cease funding for independent schools.

The school board’s vote was a show of loyalty to the NDP government and a frightened response to a draft policy published last year by the United Conservative Party.

The board is renouncing the UCP draft policy proposing the government should ensure equal per student funding regardless of school choice, to allow education funds to follow the student for use wherever the family chooses, whether public, separate, charter, private or homeschooling.

Trustee Trisha Estabrooks says her motion doesn’t eliminate school choice but instead means that parents now have to choose to pay more for their kids to go to the school they want or go to a public school.

This assumes those who use private education are wealthy and costing the government more than if they were in the public system, and that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Watch my video as I share the facts about private schools in Alberta that the school board and the NDP don't want you to see.

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commented 2018-02-22 21:37:17 -0500
They are coming for your children. Don’t allow it. You have a responsibility to your children and to society as a whole. Total control from cradle to grave is their goal. Do what ever it takes.
commented 2018-02-22 16:56:55 -0500
I remember when government workers were “public servants” and listened to the people. They still take our money, but now they tell us how to run our lives. Canadians better wake up and that starts at the school trustee level.
commented 2018-02-22 14:33:40 -0500
TED TADRIGHT commented 2018-02-22 01:25:15 -0500…..

Ted, I agree fully with what You say but I fear that the agenda is more than just the death of Christianity.

As technology advances, the less the need for human workers, computers control and operate modern factory’s. Nowadays there is little use for human labor, an expensive and unwanted cost. One has only to look at an Automotive Manufacturer, GM for instance, their plants are completely controlled by computers, even new model design is computerized. The only Human involvement is found in Concept and maintenance, even these are computerized more each year.

I fear that the real agenda is the death of the white race, to be replaced by simple minded people’s with small ability to think for themselves and who are capable only of simple labor and will work for very low wages.

Muslims are the cheep labor controlled by Islam. Trudeau is nothing but a puppet, keeping the White Race controlled, for a short while. We The People are the intended victims.
commented 2018-02-22 13:33:46 -0500
I would love to see a voucher system across the country. The public school system is a mess. It needs competition. If parents aren’t interested in having their children indoctrinated into socialist double-think & a sex-ed program designed by a pedophile (or based on one that was) they should have the right to take their children out of those public schools along with the tax money & seek an actual education. How Notley feels about this become less relevant as Alberta approaches the next election.
commented 2018-02-22 13:05:19 -0500
Rachel Notley in 2014: “Government dollars should not be going into private schools. They should be going into public schools."
commented 2018-02-22 12:43:48 -0500
Keep putting the boots to those dirty, commie scoundrels SHEILA GUNN REID, keep raiding their files, keep crunching their numbers, keep exposing their crimes, their treason, their guilt. It’s only a matter of time before they’re all in orange jumpsuits and shackles, awaiting judgement!
Big Time Chicago gangster Al Capone was put-away for tax evasion by an IRS accountant…and died in prison, of syphilis.
commented 2018-02-22 09:08:44 -0500
School boards are filled with trustees and members that have deep ties to Marxist Socialist philosophy .
All politics is local and we need to run more conservatives to take over these Boards and apply some common sense
commented 2018-02-22 06:46:45 -0500
but the lefties can’t brainwash children with our tax dollars in private schools!
Why the hell do we continue to pay taxes? What are we Canadians getting for our tax dollars besides abused, controlled, the middle finger, very wealthy tyrants.
I wonder how much of our tax dollars are being given to islamic schools , I mean we already here in Ontario provide ’prayer" rooms, special halal food for muslims in school cafeterias, and islamic brainwashing for our non islamic students- ALL ON OUR DIME! PERHAPS IT IS TIME TO GET RID OF GOVERNMENT!
commented 2018-02-22 06:45:01 -0500
but the lefties can’t brainwash children with our tax dollars in private schools!
Why the hell do we continue to pay taxes? What are we Canadians getting for our tax dollars besides abused, controlled, the middle finger, very wealthy tyrants.
I wonder how much of our tax dollars are being given to islamic schools , I mean we already here in Ontario provide ’prayer" rooms, special halal food for muslims in school cafeterias, and islamic brainwashing for our non islamic students- ALL ON OUR DIME!
commented 2018-02-22 01:25:15 -0500
Ron Voss wrote: “the NDP…revealed its hand as wanting to restrict parental choice in education.”

Exactly right. The left likes to parrot the ‘our strength is in our diversity’ line to promote wiping out the Christian cultural foundation of Canada through massive non-Christian immigration, but not when it comes to educating Canada’s (in this case Alberta’s) children. That is where conformity to the cultural Marxist-atheist-humanist agenda in the public school system is all that matters. There is a clear agenda by the left, which is primarily cultural Marxist-atheist-humanist, to wipe out Christianity in Canada. The left sees Christianity as “the worst part of Canadian society” (Justin Trudeau’s words, slandering evangelical Christians) and wants it gone. This is part of their program to accomplish that. It didn’t work in various other cultures, from ancient Rome to the Soviet Union and Communist China, and it won’t work this time either, because Christianity is of God.

But that doesn’t mean the left won’t keep trying. It’s a war for thought supremacy as far as they are concerned, and they are determined to win it. That is why they are so determined and so fanatical and unfair to Christians, who they regard as a backward remnant of a past era in human history. In their delusion, they won’t change on this. It will only get worse as long as they are holding the levers of power. Fortunately, in the case of Alberta, that won’t be past the next provincial election. The re-unified right in Alberta spells the imminent end of the cultural Marxist-atheist-humanist regime there and the resurgence of relative sanity in Alberta society, although Christians there will continue to experience persecution, since the same anti-Christian forces dominate most of our institutions now. Christians who want to give their children a Christian education will probably still be forced to pay for the public school system’s cultural Marxist-atheist-humanist education along with their own children’s underfunded education. But maybe Jason Kenney will treat Christians fairly?
commented 2018-02-22 01:12:59 -0500
This would create a bigger divide between rich and poor. Rich people could still send their kids to decent schools while the poor would be stuck with the communist agenda and the idiots that that produces.
commented 2018-02-22 01:11:39 -0500
Of course commies hate not controlling people.
commented 2018-02-21 21:01:56 -0500
Good. Stay on that. I noticed it too.
commented 2018-02-21 20:59:53 -0500
But Rachel, we don’t like your public schools.
commented 2018-02-21 20:15:54 -0500
The NDP government has been quite transparent as to its intentions as far as education and its view of parental rights. Remember the fiasco that occurred on April 18, 2016 when Interim PC leader Ric McIver introduced Motion 504 which called on the government to confirm its commitment to allow parents to choose to send their children to charter, private, francophone, public or separate schools, or to home school them, a motion to “protect parental choice” when it comes to education. The speaker of the legislature, who scandalously had a written copy of his ruling before the amendment was debated, allowed the NDP to make an amendment to the motion, which called for the government to confirm its commitment to private, charter and home-schooling, but only when there are no alternatives available in the public system, so as to thereby gut the motion as to its intent. McIver’s vociferous objections to the speaker’s ruling resulted in him being kicked out of the legislature by the speaker. The bottom line is that these antics by the NDP may have saved them from clearly revealing their hand by voting against McIver’s original motion. However, the NDP, nonetheless, revealed its hand as wanting to restrict parental choice in education.
commented 2018-02-21 20:08:19 -0500
Sheila, while you say that this is all according to Justin Trudeau’s playbook, it is actually according to a much older playbook, the Communist Manifesto of 1848, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Not surprisingly, one of the 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto, is “Free education for all children in government schools.”

Also within the Manifesto, “Abolition [Aufhebung] of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists…Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty….The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting…”
commented 2018-02-21 19:54:26 -0500
Great report Sheila.
School Board Trustees who vote in this manner are prime examples of where the public education system has failed…throw critical thinking and economics out the window in favour of removing choices and running a monopoly on a failing system. That’s Marxism for you!
commented 2018-02-21 19:46:13 -0500
POINTS TO PONDER ….. ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE PRIVATIZED ….. ALL TEACHERS ARE PROFESSIONAL, THEREFOR THEY SHOULD BE TREATED AS PROFESSIONALS ….. PRIVATIZE ALL SCHOOLS ….. WE COULD CLOSE HALF THE SCHOOLS AND OPEN THE REST FROM 7 A.M. TO 11 P.M. SIXTEEN HOURS A DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IF A TEACHER WANTS TO EARN $45.00 OR $100,000.00 THEY CAN BY TEACHING MORE CLASSES. PAY TEACHERS BY THE CLASS $45.00 FOR ONE CLASS. TEACH 10 CLASSES A DAY AND EARN $450.00. THEY CAN SAVE FOR THEIR OWN PENSIONS. THE GOVERNMENT WOULD PAY THE AND THEN THE PARENTS WOULD PAY FOR THE STUDENT NO STUDENT NO PAY.

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commented 2018-02-21 19:36:38 -0500
The communist NDP and the Marxist educational system are in step with Saul Alinisky.
commented 2018-02-21 19:34:33 -0500
There’s no such thing as “government money.” It’s OUR money which they take under threat of force from us. We therefore must have a say in how it’s spent. That’s why this move by school board trustees is disrespectful of parents. And like Sheila said, private schools make the government ones look bad.
commented 2018-02-21 19:14:51 -0500
In this day and age, Public School Boards, no matter where they are located, are all Hot Beds of Marxism. They need all the money they can get, to better brainwash our children. Communists in Alberta are no different than Communists anywhere else. Cutting off funding for private schools means that they will have to charge more for tuition fees, this in turn, means that more children will be sent to public schools. The end result is more children brainwashed in to the joys of Communism and Islam.
commented 2018-02-21 19:11:31 -0500
For those of you who want to stop public dollars from partially funding the private school education of students I ask you …

Why?