In 2022-23 Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37 hosted multiple round tables and used an online Google Form to collect information from teachers, school staff, parents and community members about their concerns, expectations and priorities for a vital future for public education in Alberta. These ideas are synthesized in this Priorities For Change document.
Consider emailing Priorities For Change document link to MLAs in your riding, and arrange to meet with them within a week for a follow up. This request for an in-person conversation is important to ensure that each MLA reads the document and understands how serious we are about the changes we need to see.
Follow up questions for the in-person meeting:
- Which of these priorities do you agree or disagree with? Why?
- What stance will you and your party take on these issues if you are elected?
- What value do you believe public education provides to broader society and what actions will you take to advocate for this?
As teachers, we have the skills and expertise to educate others about how CRITICAL public education is. Thank you for the important work you do with students, and for helping to elevate the public discourse about the value of our public education system!
Watch President Quinn's message HERE.
The Alberta Teachers' Association (including its Locals) does not endorse political parities or candidates and maintains strict political non-alignment. The Association does encourage teachers, as citizens, to be active in politics and to consider joining a political party and working to achieve important causes.
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