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Alberta’s public education is under threat.

Alberta’s public education system—and our children and their futures—are under attack. It’s that simple.

Recently, the Minister of Education opened up a whole new front on this attack, by threatening to split Alberta’s teaching profession. We cannot allow her to do that. She is only pushing this agenda to distract Albertans from her government’s missteps and inability to manage the education file.

The plan to divide the teaching profession will destabilize the system and destroy the culture that has made Alberta one of the best performing public education systems in the world.

It’s time for MLAs to hear from you.

Help us turn up the pressure. Call your MLA and demand the government to back off their plan to rip apart Alberta’s teaching profession.

In Alberta, public education refers to schools operated by Alberta’s public, separate, and Francophone school divisions.

Key Talking Points:

  • The Minister was handed a golden opportunity to lead one of the world’s top-performing jurisdictions when it comes to K–12 education. And instead of supporting it and fostering it, she has delivered nonstop attacks intended to weaken and destabilize it.
  • This is a sad effort to distract from her own inability to handle the education file. She is responsible for funding cuts, a disastrous curriculum and a deadly inadequate response to prevent COVID from spreading in schools.
  • In regards to this Calgary teacher, the Association did the exact job it was tasked with doing and they were the only ones to do so. As a result of the ATA’s processes, this teacher was removed from the profession and never taught again.
  • The Minister wants to take over the teacher discipline file. But the government’s own process is completely devoid of transparency and includes recent cases of superintendents and private school teachers who have been allowed by the Minister of Education to commit abuses and continue in the profession.
  • It is appalling that the government would choose this time to make this attack on our teachers. Teachers are exhausted and they feel completely abandoned in their efforts to manage the pandemic in schools.
  • Teachers were begging for support and instead they get attacked.