Alberta teachers respond to task force report

The ATA document says the provincial government's Task Force on Teaching Excellence recommendations “would effectively destroy a culture of education

The ATA says the government's task force report "would effectively destroy a culture of education"

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The Alberta Teachers’ Association have released a response to the provincial government’s Task Force on Teaching Excellence.

In May, the Task Force released a list of recommendations that were met with criticism from the ATA.

The ATA document says the 200-page government report contains "errors of fact, misrepresentations and omissions.”

It also says the task force recommendations “would effectively destroy a culture of education that has been established over decades."

ATA President Mark Ramsankar said the document outlines ways to improve the associations relationship with the government.

“We need to sit down with the ministry and have meaningful conversations about the issues,” he said. “Having public debate on just straight opinion or making inflammatory remarks really doesn’t resolve anything and doesn’t move the agenda forward.”

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