MLA Letter Writing Campaign

Alberta has a world-renowned public education system.

Our teachers and other school staff work hard and provide outstanding educational opportunities. 

Illustration of many students and a single worried teacher in a classroom

#MyClassSizeIs—MLA Letter Writing Campaign

Optimal learning happens when students and teachers have reasonable class sizes and supports are available to assist students with special learning needs. Unfortunately, students and teachers are not provided with the best supports, allowing children to fall through the crack.

What can you do?

MLAs need to hear about learning conditions in Alberta’s classrooms.

The Association has organized a coordinated MLA engagement activity  advocating for class size reductions and improved supports for inclusion and classroom complexity.

Teachers and parents, take a few minutes to write a quick letter to your MLA.

Directions

  • Compose a short note to your MLA telling them about the learning conditions in your classroom.
  • Take a photo of your letter and share it on social media, using the hashtag #MyClassSizeIs and #AbEd (optional).
  • Return the letter to your ATA school representative or other ATA local official.
  • We will send it to your MLA on your behalf.

Tips for letter writing

  • Keep the letter factual and short.
  • Tell your story. What are the barriers that you and your students face?
  • Try to be constructive: advocate for what you need, preferably without aggressive criticism.
  • Be mindful of professional code responsibilities—do not criticize colleagues or your employer.
  • Respect student privacy—keep complexity information general and avoid any information that could identify individual students.
  • You do not need to identify the school or board where you work.
  • Find out who is your MLA  

Your activity will help ensure that public education remains a priority for our elected officials.

Questions about this campaign?

Government

government@ata.ab.ca

1-800-232-7208.

If you would like a pad of blank letters sent to you, contact distribution@ata.ab.ca.