Our Children, Our Choice marks Bullying Awareness Week

Video: Our Children, Our Choice: Bullying

Series concludes with powerful video focusing on school choice solutions

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Society for Quality Education today released the final installment of its four-part video series, Our Children, Our Choice, a hard-hitting documentary short film focusing on bullying that provides a powerful and compelling narrative on the need for school choice.

"Today's release, It's Not Fair to Bullied Students, is a sobering look at how school choice can be a solution for life or death situations of bullied school children,"  said SQE Executive Director Doretta Wilson. "Like the other videos in this series it talks about real people with real problems and most importantly, it offers real solutions."

The SQE hopes the Our Children, Our Choice documentary videos -- which are also available on YouTube and on the SQE website --- will raise awareness as to how school choice can benefit Canada's educational system.

As mother Carleana DeKelver laments the film, "If I had the choice to send my child to any school in the community, whether it was a private school or charter school, then at least there would be more accountability in the system."

The other videos in the Our Children, Our Choice documentary short series are:

  • It's Not Fair to Poor Parents, looks at choice as an essential to making education more equitable for all families.
  • It's Not Fair For Parents Who Don't Live in Alberta, examines the success of Alberta's charter schools.
  • It's Not Fair to Ontario Parents, is an overview of what school choice can mean for parents and teachers.

The videos may also be viewed on our main website www.societyforqualityeducation.org.

The Society for Quality Education is dedicated to the significant improvement of student learning in Canada.

Video with caption: "Video: Our Children, Our Choice: Bullying". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwUoRweONpk

SOURCE: Society for Quality Education

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