COLUMN: Lilley – Take back the classrooms

- September 28th, 2012

We need to borrow a line from the ’80s and ‘Just Say No’ to educrats

by Brian Lilley

It’s time for parents to start pushing back against the out-of-control educrats running our school systems.

From no-zero policies, to language codes that forbid words like husband or wife to crazy sex-ed encouraging kids to do things no adult should be talking about in public, the educrats are ruining our schools.

But if parents get involved, they can stop the madness.

A few weeks ago we heard about Ontario’s Durham school board’s language policy telling us that terms such as husband and wife were too offensive and we should only use partner.

The guide went so far as to say calling a Korean person Korean was offensive and that we should call them “A person from Korea.” Funny enough, my dictionary says that a person from Korea is a Korean.

Then we moved on to the Toronto District School Board, an institution seemingly obsessed with pushing sex on children.

This week there was news of a poster campaign pushing polygamy or open relationships, I’m not sure.

The posters showed traditional couples, same-sex couples but also romantic relationships made up of two women and one man or two men and one woman.

The school’s excuse was that we can’t tell children who to love. Then there was the veggie sex website.

The school board’s website featured a series of links that students were encouraged to check out for solid sex-ed information.

Several of them are questionable in nature, but one actually recommends that kids get together with their friends and experiment in all sorts of ways, including sex with vegetables.

Oh, and this website also gives step-by-step instructions for cleaning your needles to make sure you don’t get HIV while shooting heroin.

This is absolute madness but what can be done about it? Put simply, we need to engage, we need to get involved.

Do you know your child’s teacher? Do you know your school principal? What about the local school board trustee?

You might be thinking, “Heck, I don’t have to worry about that, I don’t live in Toronto.”

True, but that doesn’t mean your school board is immune.

Across B.C. they have already introduced a radical sex-ed curriculum. Now they are talking about self-regulation and self-discipline for students.

In Saskatchewan and Alberta they’ve gone from not failing kids in elementary school to not failing or giving zeros in high school. Does that make sense?

There are several reasons our school systems are allowed to experiment with our children and part of it is we let it happen.

Look, I know you’re busy and you’re tired. I feel the same way, but I also know that if I don’t keep an eye out for what’s happening in the school system, nutty stuff takes off at the provincial level, at the board level or sometimes just in the classroom my kids are in.

You need to get to know the teacher. You need to know the principal and you need to know the trustees.

Parents need to raise these issues at all levels, make their voice heard and when possible, refuse to comply with the insanity.

To use an expression from the ’80s: “Just say no.”

Failing to do that leaves the educrats in charge and look how that has turned out.

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2 comments

  1. Sally Robson says:

    “absolute madness” You got that right Brian…I would add one more word, absolute wicked madness…
    If i had a child in school i would pull them out and demand that i get a tax rebate to send my child to a school of my choice..
    How do they bloody dare do these things, are we that stupidly complacent in this country that these people get away with it?

  2. bmary1 says:

    yes parents….stop the insanity….take back control….just
    say no

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