Education News from the campaign trail

UCP bid to reverse curriculum review invites worry and welcome among advocates

After nearly three years of consultation into the province’s K-12 curriculum overhaul, stakeholders fear the United Conservative Party’s proposal to backpedal the process will sidetrack critical thinking and progressive ideologies in students.

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McKitrick forecasts UCP education plans will hurt students, teachers and Alberta

The United Conservative Party detailed a document to party supporters that outlines the party’s policy ideas if they win the next election and that has some suggesting the education policy will weaken the education system.

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Education Minister defends curriculum changes as election nears

With a provincial election due this spring, the Alberta NDP government is continuing to try and make changes to the education curriculum despite the threat of Jason Kenney “scrapping” it, should he and the UCP take over this spring.

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UCP rolls out election promises, picks fight over K-12 curriculum review

A fight is brewing over Alberta’s K-12 curriculum overhaul after United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney vowed this past weekend a UCP government would halt the review.
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Eggen responds to Kenney’s attack of NDP curriculum reform

Alberta’s education minister responded Saturday to claims the United Conservative Party would pause and review the curriculum overhaul if elected. 

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Debate erupts over Alberta's education curriculum

Alberta’s education minister has some choice words for Jason Kenney. The leader of the United Conservative Party accused the provincial government of putting its ideology and world view into the new school curriculum.

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Jason Kenney reveals more of UCP platform in speech to party faithful

Kenney told the roughly 500 party members in his 40-minute address that the UCP would expand school choice, return to "tested teaching methods" and end the government's current revamp of the school curriculum, a six-year process that started in 2016. Some of the current curriculum is 30 years old. 

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Alberta’s education minister calls Kenney deceitful on school curriculum review

Alberta’s education minister says Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is being ignorant, deceptive, and deceitful when he brands the province’s sweeping rewrite of the school curriculum a Trojan Horse for NDP ideology.

“This isn’t constructive criticism. It’s a drive-by shooting on our curriculum and our kids’ education — and Jason Kenney really should be ashamed,” David Eggen told reporters.

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United Conservative leader Kenney pledges education revamp if elected in Alberta

Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney says if his United Conservative party wins power, it will retool the education system to make it practical and adaptable for the modern, digital age. And he says anything deemed NDP ideology or worldview that is stitched into the government’s current curriculum review will be on the scrap heap.

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Education minister says UCP plan to scrap curriculum update 'outrageous'

Education Minister David Eggen is calling Jason Kenney's plan to stop his government's school curriculum revamp outrageous, dishonest and a political ploy to score points with his supporters.

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