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Press Soup

Recently OFTP was asked to comment in the press about the newly proposed tax credits for families sending their children to private schools. Donna Sheehan and members of the executive drafted and sent a brief statement after inviting email discussion about it. I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to this request, showing their …

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Reaction to The Harris Government 21-Step Action Plan

I was amazed to read the words “”The government will eliminate the institutional bias against home schooling”” in the April 26, 2001 press release from the Harris government. I think that is a very bold and positive statement. It’s really something to celebrate! This forward thinking goal is included in The Harris Government 21-Step Action …

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7 Reasons Why Ontario Home Educators Reject Being Monitored

Reasons that some Home Educating Parents/Guardians have rejected local school board attempts to actively monitor their home instruction: 1. They believe that under the Ontario Education Act Section 21(2) that parents may choose to educate their children at home and provide them with satisfactory instruction. 2. If information comes to light that parents may not be …

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