1. Public Charter Schools

Rationale for Public Charter Schools
Issue
 
    Some parents who disagree with gender fluidity lesson plans wish for an alternative to their public neighborhood school. Sending their children to one of over 300 private religious or private independent schools is available but often not realistic due to affordability. Homeschooling their children is available in theory but often not practical due to the time commitment and amount of instructional talent required. Public francophone schools are available but they also use the gender fluidity lesson plans.
 
Solution
 
    Allow the voluntary formation of up to 20 public charter schools.
 
Some Benefits of Implementation
 
(a) Parents would have another affordable and professional way to educate their children.

(b) School Boards would not be responsible for educating the children of those parents who disagree with the new gender fluidity teaching materials, the use of which was approved and continues to meet with the approval of their local Superintendent and a majority of their local Trustees.

(c) Innovative teaching strategies could be tested spontaneously on a small scale in a public charter school.

(d) The competition between public charter schools and public neighborhood schools would serve as a further stimulus to improvements in the overall school system.

(e) Teachers would have more choice in practicing their chosen profession.

(f) The diversity of viewpoints which underpins a vibrant democracy would be enhanced by the addition of charter public schools to British Columbia’s school system.