Danger to students? That’s outrageous
Re: “You can’t have one without the other,” Letter, Oct. 28.
Premier Rachel Notley expressed outrage at the Catholic school superintendents’ request to enter into discussions around the wording of the new sex education curriculum.
“Catholic schools are committed to having caring, safe environments,” says the superintendents’ submission to the government.
To attempt to paint this request for funding to study the new curriculum, through a Catholic lens, as a danger to students is outrageous.
For well over 100 years, publicly funded Catholic education has thrived in this province.
Catholic educators have always focused, with sensitivity, on the needs of all of their students. Is the premier’s outrage merely dog-whistle politics to unfairly undermine opponents and distract from other government issues?
The safety and education of our children is far too important to use as a political weapon. Please, madame premier, set aside the politics and work with the educators to best support our students through understanding and co-operation. Maureen Emond, Calgary