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AHEA's response to Mr. Lukaszuk's letter to Patrick Craine

February 25, 2012


The Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk
Minister of Education
423 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2B6


Dear Mr. Lukaszuk,


On Thursday, February 23, 2012, you, Mr. Lukaszuk, and I, Patty Marler, had a telephone discussion regarding home education and Bill 2 Education Act. 

During our telephone discussion, the issue of responsibility for education arose.  You stated that parents have a co-responsibility with the educating school for a child’s education, and in a home educating situation, the parent is both the parent and the educator.  You indicated that the home educating parent therefore maintains total authority for their child’s education.  I asked you to provide confirmation of this in writing and you agreed to do so.



Earlier this week, it became apparent that there is a serious problem with the proposed new Home Education Regulations.
HSLDA has an alert here.
Patty Marler has been very busy as well - if you want to look at Minister Lukaszuk's response to Home Educator requests, see here.
Your individual Home Education Board should also have an alert - check with them for information.   
The response has already been huge by many Albertan Home Educators.
Please consider phoning, writing or emailing today (the first two have the most effect.)  If this proposed Regulation gets passed, it could have very dire effects on our personal Home Schools.
Please share this with every Albertan Home Educator (and Support Group Members) that you know.
Terry Yaceyko
*Just adding a footnote asking everyone concerned about this, to be very diligent in praying over this weekend and in the weeks to come.  We do not need to be fearful, but to trust God in all things.  It has been suggested that the AHEA Board spent time praying on Monday for this situation and Home Schooling families in Alberta (and around the world).  Let's also lift up those in authority over us......
Why not consider joining us in prayer that day?
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