Alberta Minute: New Curriculum, New Schools, and a Wage Cut Proposal

Alberta Minute: New Curriculum, New Schools, and a Wage Cut Proposal

Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.


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This Week In Alberta:


Last Week In Alberta:

  • The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called for a 20% wage cut for Alberta's top bureaucrats. The reduction would save the province $6-million annually, which isn't a huge amount, but this would set a good example of fiscal restraint at the top.

  • The provincial government is considering building five new high schools in Alberta using public-private partnerships (P3s). The usual suspects have complained about involving the private sector, but given there are already 40 P3 schools in Alberta, the potential construction time and cost savings, and the desperate need for new schools, even school board chairs seem to be going along with the plan.

  • Alberta's Education Minister said the province's new curriculum will be focused on "evidence, numeracy, and literacy". The 2013 ministerial order on student learning, which promoted "discover" or "inquiry" learning will be repealed.





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