Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Education Minister Says Misinformation on Social Media over Reforms

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Education Minister Says Misinformation on Social Media over Reforms

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Misinformation on social media:minister

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's education minister says his tour to get feedback from teachers and principals on proposed education reforms has run into "a lot of misinformation" that is swirling about on social media.

Zach Churchill says the conversations on his tour have been "tough but productive" and he says his department is doing its best to provide accurate information and to answer questions directly.

Churchill says he realizes change breeds a high level of uncertainty that has led people to believe that worst case scenarios could happen as the government prepares to remove about 1,000 principals, vice-principals and supervisors from the union.

He says one belief he's encountered is that administrators who are removed from the union will lose their salaries and benefits, which he says is "not the case. …

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