Educators challenged to reduce 'red tape' in system

New Brunswick Government

The province is asking educators for feedback on how to address administrative overload in the classroom.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development says it has launched the Red Tape Challenge in Education to allow teachers, EAs and others across the education system to make their opinions known.

"Bureaucratic red tape and unnecessary paperwork are common obstacles identified by educators that can distract them from their core mandate: supporting students," said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. "This initiative will help reduce the administrative burden placed on teachers so they can focus on creating a world-class education learning experience in the classroom."

A release says submissions will be screened to ensure they are consistent with department values and an appropriate response and timeframe will be assigned based on the scope of the proposal.

The challenge is also meant to promote discussion and stakeholder engagement in anticipation of the Education Summit in Fredericton from October 16 to 18.

The province says submissions can be e-mailed to consultation.eecd-edpe@gnb.ca.