FILE - Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. (Photo from Government of Alberta)

FILE - Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. (Photo from Government of Alberta)

Education minister responds to critics

Alberta has one of the best-funded education systems in Canada, LaGrange says

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange recently shot back at critics on Twitter after groups representing teachers and parents announced a campaign challenging Alberta’s education decisions.

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) have launched a campaign calling on the government to protect education funding, address class size increases and stop controversial curriculum changes.

Parents and the public who are concerned with the government’s changes to education were encouraged to visit www.StandForEducation.ca.

LaGrange tweeted, “It is unfortunate but not surprising that the teachers’ union and Alberta’s School Council Association (ASCA) are distorting reality to score political points.”

“The reality is that Alberta continues to be a leader in public education and I have been very clear on our desire to work collaboratively with all education stakeholders, including the union and ASCA.”

In another tweet, she said Alberta continues to have one of the best-funded education systems in Canada at $8.3 billion dollars.



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