Next Gen 4 - Education
Join us for a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:30 PM to discuss Education in the era of COVID-19.
It's the dog days of summer ... but already many of us are thinking about Back to School.
COVID-19 has changed life for everyone but especially for those closely connected with education.
Whether you have preschoolers or children in K-12, or whether you are in post-secondary, or whether you work in the education system, you have been through the most difficult few months.
And just as the COVID-19 cases started to rise again in Alberta the UCP has declared it's Back to School!
Other jurisdictions have provided their education systems with increased funds, and expert guidance. The Kenney government? Not so much.
Kenney seems to have no respect for our K - 12 education system, and for our post-secondary institutions.
The Alberta Liberals campaigned on smaller class sizes - and there is no better time to implement the Alberta Education platform than now!
From the 2019 Alberta Liberal Platform:
SMALLER CLASS SIZES
Alberta Liberals will put an end to overcrowded classrooms by implementing flexible classroom size caps and hiring more teachers.
Reducing classroom sizes directly improves the academic performance of students. Yet for almost 20 years successive Governments have failed to meet Alberta’s class size guidelines. Some math classes have upwards of 45 students in them and there are Gym classes with 60 students.
According to Alberta’s Auditor General, the money that has been spent on reducing class-sizes has been poorly tracked and failed to create results. It’s time for change.
The Alberta Liberal Plan will:
• Introduce class-size caps that make it mandatory for the Government and school boards to keep class sizes small.
• Hire as many teachers as needed to meet the class-size requirements.
• Phase in the caps over time, focusing on grades K-3 first, where class size is most strongly tied to performance.
• Work with school boards and educators to make sure class-size caps make sense locally.
• Ensure money allocated for reducing class sizes goes towards that goal.
• Fund enrollment growth, a curriculum review and infrastructure needs.
Please join us on Zoom, Wednesday, August 5th at 8:30 PM to discuss Education in the era of COVID-19.
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