Leaked curriculum drafts in Alberta show a desire to revive old colonial myths. To face today's challenges, we need stories that teach how humans are related to each other and to all life forms.
The push to expand charter schools in the U.S. contributed to a robust movement of teachers’ unions and allies demanding a well-resourced public school system.
Addressing children's and youth's needs requires the expertise and support of educational assistants, school psychologists and all workers who collaborate to build caring school communities.
Vague references don't cut it. The public deserves to know exactly how Alberta is relying on science, realism and high-quality problem-solving in its back to school plans during COVID-19.
First, the United Conservative Party lifted the cap on charter schools, and now new legislation has cut school boards out of the process to establish a charter school.
In the face of mounting crises in Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney's decision to cut funding intended for educational assistants is bad policy.
The main problem plaguing Alberta students' math performance isn't the current math curriculum or teacher accountability, but inequality and ballooning class sizes.
Grade 4 student Charlene seemed chronically off-task -- until an educator noticed she was, in fact, the sole student pursuing the question, 'Was the oil boom bad for our wildlife?'
In calls for dramatic action to overhaul education in the name of improvement and efficiencies, we see the impact of global trends in privatization.
Alberta's Bill 44 requiring schools to alert parents when they're teaching sex ed should be amended in order to protect both youth health and education towards democracy.