Under the guise of coronavirus response, Alberta justifies education cuts - 2020-05-11
Alberta has begun easing restrictions following coronavirus shutdowns. As Premier Jason Kenney has noted, the hard-hit province has been affected by more than the pandemic. Oil prices and sales have plummeted and remain well below government budgetary projections.
But in the face of these mounting crises, some of the premier's decisions have made things even worse for Albertans.
As education scholars with expertise in kindergarten to Grade 12 education, counselling psychology and adult learning, we believe the decision to target educational assistants through funding cuts is one troubling example.