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Chambly, September 24, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns about home schooling.
The CAQ is in favor of teaching at home, provided that this teaching is well supervised by the Ministry of Education. During the debates surrounding Bill 144, we were concerned about a number of deficiencies in Bill 144.
In particular, we feared that the law would regularize religious schools that operated illegally. Unfortunately, the Minister of Education has not responded to our questions on this matter.
Following the passage of Bill 144, the government committed to regulating the standards to be applied to home schooling.
We consider that the regulation adopted last spring is too lax because it only requires the teaching of French, a second language, mathematics and at least one other discipline. This standard is clearly insufficient, as it is imperative that the students concerned receive adequate notions of history, geography and science.
On the other hand, we regret that the regulation in no way imposes an obligation to pass the Ministry of Education examinations.
The CAQ wants to make sure that the students subjected to this course obtain all the necessary knowledge for their social and professional success.
Hoping everything meets your expectations, receive, Sir, my best regards.
Candidate in Chambly
Coalition Avenir Québec