Re: K-6 Curriculum Still a Work In Progress
MLA Rick Wilson says that concerns about the curriculum draft from the UCP are “not being ignored” and that Minister Lagrange is “so open to input and to make changes”. I beg to differ.
Despite the “rich” feedback being directed to Minister Lagrange as well as all other MLAs, the draft is going ahead.
Concerns are being dismissed as those from “special interest groups”.
Recently Minister Lagrange has said she is being “bullied”.
In our democracy, the voters have the right to write to their elected officials and voice their concerns.
Parents, educators, curriculum specialists, Indigenous leaders, the Francophone community, and the LGBTQ2S+ community have all been very vocal about the fact that this curriculum needs to be thrown in the trash.
The Facebook group Albertans Against Curriculum Draft has over 41,000 members of all political stripes.
My own concerns, along with many others’ concerns, were met with a form letter saying how great the curriculum draft is.
Fifty-six of 61 school boards are refusing to pilot the draft. The chair of the Edmonton Public School Board is about to bring forward a non-confidence vote regarding the curriculum.
If Mr. Wilson thinks that this draft cannot be scrapped, may I remind him that the previous draft was scrapped by the UCP, a draft that was developed with the guidance of teachers, curriculum specialists and child developments specialists, etc.
I think the time is well past due to remove those earplugs the UCP caucus used in their childish display in the Legislature two years ago and scrap the draft