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After months of chaos, attacks & smear campaigns from Minister & his staff, AB doctors are voting on whether any trust is left. Can't really blame them.

@shandro's our 1st Min of Health to utterly (or perhaps intentionally) fail to negotiate an agreement w/ physicians. #ableg
This puts me in mind somewhat of Jeff Johnston's war with @albertateachers as he attempted to "transform" education in Alberta back in 2014.

It didn't end well for him. But the parallels are clear...… #ableg
Any of this sound familiar?

Re: Johnson's plans for wholesale transformation:

"What’s needed isn’t change for the sake of change, or change for the sake of advancing a certain fashionable...ideology.

We need a system based on proven best practices." #ableg
Johnson attempted to restrict and reduce the autonomy of teachers and principals - to remove them as guardians of and innovators in public education.

Teachers would be told how to teach & principals chosen based on their adherence to gov't doctrine would manage them. #ableg
Undermining experts.

"The Progressive Conservatives all too often dismiss their critics as uninformed.

The PCs continue to suggest that critics of their plans simply don’t understand the issues... even as [they take] up the fight of experts...non-partisan & independent" #ableg
Trying to hide their intents.

"Johnson repeatedly denies what his education department is clearly doing.

But a transformation's indeed in the works.

Teachers worry “Inspiring Education” formula's a recipe for far more work & stress in a job that's plenty tough already" #ableg
Involvement of corporate partners who stand to make a profit:

"Many concerned that big business and big textbook publishers are driving change in Alberta Education.

...Adjunct Professor of Ed ?ed role of big U.S. publishing companies in development of curriculum in AB" #ableg
It seems that when it comes to "transforming" public services, conservative gov't's keep returning to the same playbook and the more things change, the more they stay the same... #ableg
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