My Authors
Read all threads
Wanted to take a moment to address something that came up on the show yesterday & it's about speech language pathologists (SLPs) in #Alberta. There has been some chatter on social media about what September is going to bring for kids who need 'em. So I dug a bit into it... #ABleg
I have seen a few posts about potential layoffs for SLPs within @yyCBEdu. So I went to them to get some clarity on whether the layoffs were happening & to what extent. Here's the statement I received from the #YYCBE about what's on the horizon. #ABleg
In an effort to further understand the move, I reached out to a few organizations & stumbled upon the Alberta Speech Language Association of Private Practitioners. So we had Simone Rambaransingh on & she had some very insightful comments about what this could mean. #ABleg
Despite them being "private practitioners", she voiced some concerns about what's potentially on the table here. Rambaransingh also admitted they have seen an uptick in the number of parents reaching out, knowing they won't have their usual supports in the new school year. #ABleg
Her biggest concern was for those who can't afford private SLPs. Those kids are bound to fall through the cracks, not just in their speech, but in their social skills & self-image. They're being put at risk of being bullied, etc. for lisps or whatever the case may be. #ABleg
Meanwhile, the government will contend that education funding is being "held." That's all well & good, but the province continues to see growth & more kids. If you've made supper for your family of four & another couple pops by, how will the food be divvied up? #ABleg
That is essentially what school boards are facing right now. They're making some pretty difficult decisions about kids' education. In a province where people scream about not saddling "the future" with debt, we seem bent on saddling them with an educational deficit. #ABleg
We need to figure out what we're doing in education & fast. We need to work together on this because this is the future that we're talking about. And if we're nipping & tucking just to make the fiscal books look good, it's going to hinder our status as leaders in so many ways.
Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh.

Keep Current with Joe McFarland

Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!