Alberta Partners with Major Oilsands Companies to Develop Kindergarten to Grade Three Curriculum
The province of Alberta has recently released a development plan for public schools that enlists Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada in the creation of future Kindergarten to grade three curriculum. Oil giant Cenovus will partner in developing curriculum for grades four to 12.
The oil and gas industry’s involvement in the province’s educational development is creating concern among opposition parties and environmental organizations.
NDP Education Critic Deron Bilous called granting partnership status to industry “appalling.”
“Kindergarten to grade three is a very formative time in a child’s education where their minds are still developing. It is outrageous and appalling to have oil and gas companies involved in any way in developing curriculum for Alberta’s youngest students,” he said.
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