Teach the good and bad

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION - Daniel Martin, London

Thanks to Pre­mier Kath­leen Wynne and Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive Leader Pa­trick Brown for de­mon­strat­ing that there is a bi-par­ti­san con­dem­na­tion of the po­lit­i­cally cor­rect, mad­den­ing, re­gres­sive left ide­ol­ogy that has in­fected our uni­ver­si­ties.

Prime Min­is­ter John A. Mac­don­ald is hon­oured for bring­ing the prov­inces to­gether to form Canada in 1867.

In­stead of tear­ing down stat­ues, the El­e­men­tary Teach­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion of On­tario should build them cel­e­brat­ing na­tive he­roes and com­mem­o­rat­ing the hor­ri­ble in­jus­tices of the past.

Teach about the past. Teach the stu­dents about the per­son their school is named af­ter. Teach the good and the bad. Dis­cuss why Mac­don­ald made the mis­takes that he did. Ask the stu­dents to con­sider what we are do­ing to­day that in 150 years time may be looked on with anger by fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

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