November 15, 2018

Alberta NDP Education Minister revokes funding from Christian schools. Guess why?

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

Alberta's NDP Education Minister David Eggen has issued a Ministerial Order to revoke student funding that goes to children at Christian Schools. 

Although this is an unprecedented move in Alberta, it follows a pattern of disrespecting school choice, and the autonomy of school authorities.

We have learned today that this Ministerial Order from David Eggen is targeting almost exclusively Christian schools, with the exception of the Muslim Association of Canada. In their publicly released list of schools, they lumped three Muslim charter schools in Alberta under the Muslim Association of Canada, presumably because the Ministers only concern is the Christian Schools in Alberta.

Not only is he threatening to withhold the funding from 28 school authorities, sidelining the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees religious freedoms for all, but he has also now confirmed that a pre-written letter must be sent to each parent from the respective school authorities.

I doubt Eggen watches The Rebel, but I want to outline his own policy to him. In it, bullying is defined as repeated, hostile, or demeaning behavior in a school community, including anything that causes reputational harm. I think forcing school authorities to send out a demeaning letter on your own behalf might fall under that category.

This isn’t the first thing Minister Eggen has bungled. Forty per cent of Grade 9 students have failed under Eggen’s watch, and that’s with a passing grade set at 42 per cent!

We are losing a generation of students to the NDP, and it is time that we Fire Minister Eggen. Please go to FireEggen.ca to contribute to the billboard we are putting up on Alberta’s Queen Elizabeth Highway.

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commented 2018-11-18 21:35:45 -0500
If most of the private religious schools are Christian, then by simple chance the majority of those affected by a certain policy will be as well.
commented 2018-11-16 08:44:33 -0500
The NDP will be done in May 2019 and they know it. They are ramming their social idiocy programs before they are booted into the chinook winds by intelligent Alberta voters. Eggen is a disgrace as an Education Minister, his ideologies mirror those of the inept regime leader in Ottawa and it again smells a lot like a phobia against Christians. I hope that the Christian parents of children attending school protest loudly and rally against this arbitrary step, the NDP don’t have the right to “parent” children, they can’t even govern.
commented 2018-11-15 23:35:09 -0500
What grade is Keenan (Anton) in?
commented 2018-11-15 23:23:53 -0500
“Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”

― G. K. Chesterton
commented 2018-11-15 23:13:18 -0500
Talk about needing to proofread: My second sentence below should read, "These outrages are straight up Stalinist persecution of Christians by the Stalinist federal Liberal and Alberta NDP governments.
commented 2018-11-15 23:08:50 -0500
This is why Trudeau eliminated the Office of Religious Freedom that Harper created, so leftist governments in Canada could persecute Christians, as Trudeau himself has done by disqualifying Christians from the Summer Jobs program. Both of these outrages are straight up Stalinist persecution of Christians by the Stalinist Alberta NDP government. People must recognize these Stalinists for what they are and get them out of office before the can wreak any more havoc with Christians in Canada. Our freedom depends on it.
commented 2018-11-15 22:32:25 -0500
I’d like to say this is UNBELIEVABLE…but that word has lost its weight – with all the repetition!
Demons stalk this planet…Eggen and partners in evil are demons!
…and they’ll probably get away with it.
commented 2018-11-15 22:29:07 -0500
Keith said, "He dose but it only works if you proof read after composing, before posting your comment. "

Hmmm… an edit function that reads the intentions of the commenter and reacts accordingly. Very advanced!
commented 2018-11-15 20:11:03 -0500
Forty per cent of Grade 9 students have failed under Eggen’s watch.

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The uneducated masses are Cannon Fodder for the Socialist Hoards that Eggen dreams of.
commented 2018-11-15 20:01:30 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 26 mins ago.
Re Editing…….

He dose but it only works if you proof read after composing, before posting your comment.
commented 2018-11-15 18:31:08 -0500
" … office after booted from office. "

should read
" … office after the NDP are booted from office."

I wonder why Ezra refuses to put in a comment section that allows editing.
commented 2018-11-15 18:28:32 -0500
The NDP will be gone in May 2019. That is about as certain as can be.

The real question is if Jason Kenny will reverse or nullify all of this meddling into the Alberta education system that the NDP is doing now.

There is where the pressure needs to be applied, on the the UCP when they take office after booted from office.
commented 2018-11-15 18:11:42 -0500
We have to stop wingnut politicians like Eggen. Dictator is right, he said so himself. This is government interference that is most unfair and unwelcome. Its forced compliance of government policy nobody asked for. The indoctrination of our children by these cultural marxists must stop.

All schools should be funded equally or none.
Vouchers for parents to use for the education of their choice for their own children. Our children are not the governments property, they are our flesh and blood and our responsibility first and foremost. This is not a government given right, it is God given.
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