Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Legislated deal discussion threatens Alberta teacher relationships: Association | Metro

Legislated deal discussion threatens Alberta teacher relationships: Association | Metro:

 "Legislating a contract for Alberta teachers would create longstanding tension and ultimately be detrimental to student learning, the president of the teachers’ association warned Monday.

Carol Henderson, president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, said she was “shocked” to learn provincial Education Minister Jeff Johnson has been broaching the subject of using legislation to end negotiations with teachers in meetings held with school boards across the province.

Similar moves in B.C. and Ontario have “completely destroyed the working partnerships,” and led to work-to-rule campaigns in those provinces, she added.

“Even raising the topic puts the relationship at risk,” Henderson said. “We are supposed to be partners in education — we have work to do.”"


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