Edmonton, July 19, 2021
Canadian Parents for French Alberta (CPF Alberta) is disappointed in the Minister of Education’s decision to renew the contract of eight of the original K-6 consultants for the development of the proposed 7-12 curriculum.
Many educators with curriculum and subject-specific expertise have expressed concern over the K-6 draft curriculum. While we respect that the current list of subject matter experts is not final, the inclusion of eight of the same advisors does not reflect the feedback received from the public, teachers, and education experts.
We request an immediate review of the above decision and call upon the Minister for increased input from the public, teachers, and education experts, in the appointment of advisors for the draft curriculum of higher grades. We further call upon the Minister to utilize the expertise of Alberta’s educators, education organizations, and experts. The perspectives and concerns of Alberta’s parents must also be valued and included.
Canadian Parents for French is the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians.
Michael Tryon, Executive Director/Directeur Général, Canadian Parents for French
Alberta & NWT Branches
Call to Action – What can you do for your child(ren) in French Immersion and FSL Programs?:
- Send a letter to your MLA , the Education Minister and the Premier. Copy CPF Alberta on your letters a CPFAB@ab.cpf.ca
- If you prefer, you can call their office directly.
- Honourable Adriana LaGrange (780) 427 5010
- Honourable Premier Jason Kenney (780) 427 – 2251
The following letter was sent to the Minister of Education expressing our concerns in regards to the decision to renew the contract of eight of the original K-6 consultants for the development of the proposed 7-12 curriculum.. Please read and feel free to share.