Uncertainty surrounding the new Curriculum Advisory Panel raises concerns for Alberta’s teachers

Release Date  2019 08 22

August 22, 2019

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) has released a statement addressing today’s announcement by Education Minister Adriana LaGrange concerning the new Curriculum Advisory Panel.

ATA president Jason Schilling expressed concern about the uncertainty this panel will bring to the content and timelines of an already established process.

“It is unclear, however, just what the extent of the advisory panel’s authority is, how its recommendations will inform the process, and what sort of delay this will entail.”

— Jason Schilling, ATA president

President Schilling also questioned the composition and mandate of the panel.

The full statement can be found here.

https://www.teachers.ab.ca/News%20Room/Issues/Pages/Where-are-the-teachers.aspx

The Alberta Teachers’ Association, as the professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its 46,000 members.