Focusing on Essential Skills: Ending “Discovery Learning”
Despite the NDP claiming to be the party that supports education, in 2017 Alberta saw more than 40 per cent of Grade 9 public school students fail their math provincial achievement tests.
Reading scores also declined.
Alberta should be a world leader in outcomes for students. Instead, we had been falling behind.
That’s why we promised during the election campaign to get rid of educational fads like the so-called” discovery” or “inquiry” learning and get back to essential skills.
And we’ve kept our promise.
Today we announced 4,000 new spaces for addiction treatment beds, outpatient services & medic-assisted detox spaces, as part of our $140M commitment to support mental health & addictions.— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) September 11, 2019
We need to work to make recovery accessible, real & possible for every family that needs it pic.twitter.com/5NQhK1DLx9
While the NDP were focused on discovery learning, we are focused on developing a new curriculum that gives students a strong foundation of essential skills and knowledge.
#Budget2020 increased our record spending for Mental Health & Addiction by nearly $40 million from 2019-20. We are continuing our rapid expansion of access to treatment and supports for Albertans experiencing mental health & addiction issues. #ableg pic.twitter.com/3rTSFaUFVj— Jason Luan (@jasonluan88) February 28, 2020
Promises made. Promises kept.