Alberta teachers oppose online tracking registry

Union says background checks, internal discipline sufficient

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) says an online registry tracking teacher discipline isn’t necessary. A database that grants the public access to the disciplinary records of teachers was established last month in B.C. to stop those with questionable histories from bouncing between districts, but the ATA argues that teachers are subject to extensive background checks, and those guilty of serious misconduct are taken out of the classroom. According to the province, such a registry could constitute a violation of privacy legislation.

Calgary Herald