Thursday, June 5, 2008

AEFNB calls for one year moratorium on Minister Lamrock's decision

The AEFNB is a professional association dedicated to French education and to the teaching profession. Its 2400 members work in public schools from kindergarten through grade 12.

They recently had an Annual General Meeting in Fredericton this past weekend and decided that they had to comment on the changes made to education programs in NB. The following is their translated press release.

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (AEFNB) has asked the provincial government to proclaim a one-year moratorium on changes to the public school system in New Brunswick.

It has also called for a general assessment during that year of the state of public education with a view to defining the objectives that New Brunswickers want to see implemented in the province's schools.

"New Brunswick has reached a point at which it is important to step back and reflect, Francophones and Anglophones together, on what we want the education system in this province to be and to consider the unique challenges facing each of our linguistic communities," stated Marcel Larocque, president of the AEFNB.
Click here to link to their translated version of their Press Release (pdf file).

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