get on-line and share how to cut the budget.
At first I was totally against cutting education, but I've now changed my mind - I can see now why we need to cut education.
When I got to the Education section, I clicked on the link that allowed me to submit my own idea for how to make cuts. I made two suggestions:
- Make cuts to standardized testing including Provincial Achievement Tests and Diplomas so you don't have to cut teaching and learning. Premier Redford already promised to abolish grade 3 and 6 Provincial Achievement Tests, so she could make good on her promise and save money.
- The Alberta Government could save money by turning teacher certification over to the Alberta Teachers' Association.
- Make cuts to Alberta Education's 640 full time staff. 100 full-time staff make decisions about curriculum and student assessment for the entire province, but if these decisions were made at the community level, we wouldn't need so many government bureaucrats.