Children

  • Charting Educational Justice

    Brett Fawcett argues Alberta charter schools should be free to operate on religious grounds to meet the just vision of Canada’s founding constitutional vision.

    What does a just education look like?

    We talk a lot about what it means to provide a quality education to our children, but perhaps we’ve forgotten that you can’t have a good education without it also being a just education. In virt...

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  • Santa Serves the War-Torn, Too

    Saint Nicholas lives in the spirit of all who give gifts and life to those in the darkness of violence and poverty, Susan Korah writes.

    Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.

    Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever. A thousan...

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  • Your Child is Not Your Go-Go Gadget

    Diminished expectations during COVID Christmas make it the perfect time to remember, as Rev. Dr. Cole Hartin writes, that our children are not instruments for parental self-fulfillment.

    During quarantine at home with my three sons five and under, I’ve been reminded that being a parent is not fulfilling. My mornings usually start with wiping bums, changing diapers and washing my hands vigorously (not only out for fear of contracting COVID-1...

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  • Regaining Lost Educational Ground

    In part two of his essay on the damage done by a century of “revolutionary” pedagogy, Joe Woodard foresees the power of independent schools and parental choice for returning education to its natural purpose.

    University arts students of the 1970s all saw Marxism dominating the world of academic respectability among ambitious young scholars – the Herd of Independent Thinkers – despite Communism’s repeated seven-and eight-figure slaughters (such as Stalin’s four t...

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  • The Pill-aging of Motherhood

    In a culture that lionizes contraception and avoids pregnancy like the plague, Andrea Mrozek asks, is it any wonder mothers grow fewer and more isolated each Mother’s Day?

    Happy Mother’s Day. What birth control are you on?

    What kind of celebration is Mother’s Day when our culture is geared toward preventing motherhood? When I read policy analysts theorize ...

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  • Ontario Budget Shifts the Child Care Debate

    Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of the Cardus Family program, sees a lot to like in the Ford government’s offer of tax rebates to make child care more flexible and affordable.

    The tug of war over child care funding in Canada is entering a new phase thanks largely to Ontario’s latest provincial budget. The province has announced new tax rebates for child care costs – almost irrespective of the type of care chosen.

    While the...

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